Dorie is a campaign assistant working with the technology team at MomsRising. She recently graduated from Smith College with a major in Government and has been working in the field of campaign finance reform. She is passionate about empowering citizens to engage in the legislative process, having worked as a political organizer and as a volunteer for a variety of campaigns. She is thrilled to focus on gun safety reform, an issue that served as the focus of her undergraduate research.
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October 26, 2017
“I hope my kids are okay.” This is the last thought that Angela Peters (1) , mother of two, had before she lost consciousness. Her husband had just shot her. In 2014, Peters’ husband, who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, forced Peters to chain herself to a pipe in their basement. When she tried to escape, he shot her once in the chest and then four more times in the head after she had passed out. He then sent their kids to the neighbors before getting in his car to shoot one of Peters’ friends, before finally turning himself in to the authorities. Angela miraculously survived the...