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One million promises to end violence against women

March 13, 2013
We have struggled to end violence against women for as long as any of us can remember. But today — finally — I believe we stand at a global tipping point. As we all know, series of increasingly shocking — and increasingly visible — acts of violence from Delhi to Cairo and from Bredasdorp, 
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Support Zerlina Maxwell's Courageous Fight Against Rapists

March 12, 2013
Ms. Maxwell is also a law student, political commentator, and living with death threats. Last week, she suggested teaching men not to rape as an option to arming women with guns. For this, Maxwell received a threat to slit her throat. Rape remains an obstacle to female advancement. There were about...
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Invitation to NRA President David Keene

March 11, 2013
I sent this letter requesting a meeting with NRA President David Keene to talk about moms' concerns and to deliver MomsRising's petition for common-sense gun safety laws. To date, the NRA hasn’t responded. Details about delivery here : March 5, 2013 David Keene President National Rifle Association...
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"My daughter's friend was shot last night"

March 6, 2013
"Heartbreaking. No child, no one, should have to die this way." "I'm crying. I can't even begin to imagine. I'm so so so sorry." "Crying too. I'm so sorry, so sorry. Whatever you need, space and quiet or conversation or anything, we're here." Last week, the close friend of one of our MomsRising...
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It's working! Moms are being heard!

February 21, 2013
Great news! Moms' voices calling for common-sense gun violence prevention laws are working! Today, we're hearing that support among lawmakers for universal background checks for gun purchases is really gathering steam, with even the likes of Senators Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Joe Manchin of West...
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Why This Latina Mamá Wants Commonsense Gun Reform

February 21, 2013
Para español, haga clic aquí . Last week on Valentine's Day, held an event in a DC church that included MomsRising staff members -- I gave a speech in Spanish! -- a performance by the World Children's Choir, and speeches by victims of gun violence. A staff member of Gabby Giffords,...
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Una madre latina por la reforma de armas en EE.UU.

February 21, 2013
For English, click here . La semana pasada en el día de san valentín, la organización con quien yo trabajo,, tuvo un evento en Washington contra la violencia de armas. Tuvimos presentaciones por el coro famoso "World Children's Choir" y de una colega de la diputada Gabby Giffords...
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A child's absence

February 19, 2013
Last Decemb er, as the Newtown story was unfolding, I called my husband to see if he had heard… and as he as answered the phone, I just started tearing up. I could barely get my words out. Even now, I sometimes find it difficult to talk about it. Was it because there were so many young children?...
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No More Missing Valentines

February 15, 2013
This Valentine's Day, as we celebrate our loved ones with chocolates, flowers, and sometimes even pink cards with massive glitter, I can't help but also think of the families who are missing people due to gun violence--and about the importance of making our communities safer for everyone. To be...
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A single day won't be enough.

February 14, 2013
Chocolates, flowers, pink cards with massive glitter, and safe communities are on our minds this Valentine's Day. What? Safe communities? This Valentine's Day, as we think of our own loved ones, we can't help but also think of the families who are missing people due to gun violence--and about the...
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