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Gun violence awareness is our daily reality

June 2, 2015
June 2, today, is the first National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and MomsRising is joining the gun safety community by #WearingOrange to help spread the word. Why orange? Because it’s the color of safety — it’s the color that hunters wear so other hunters don’t accidentally shoot them and that...
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Celebrating The Moms of Action This Mother's Day

May 11, 2015
Reposted from Role Reboot where it originally appeared. When mothers get angry about the state of their neighborhoods, cities, nations or earth, they have always been on the front lines for change. Let’s celebrate them this Mother’s Day. I have a conflicted relationship with Mother’s Day. I have...

Instead of A Card

May 7, 2015
Mothers In Charge is turning pain into power by launching a new effort to focus resources on the root causes of violence and promote healing.
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A Dangerous Trend: North Carolina Considers Weaker Gun Laws

May 4, 2015
Growing evidence is proving what seems self-evident: Regulation of firearms saves lives . Stated another way, it’s becoming increasingly clear that looser gun regulations are associated with gun-related injuries and death. Unfortunately, some states--like my beloved state of North Carolina—are...

Gun safety shenanigans in the NC State House

May 1, 2015
Why? Because North Carolina politicos think moms aren't paying attention Gun safety shenanigans in the NC State House North Carolinians agree that not everyone should be able to have a gun—not violent criminals, not domestic abusers, not the dangerously mentally ill. That’s why 90% of us want...
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I Say No To Guns On Florida Campuses, Do You?

March 24, 2015
When I heard about legislation moving forward that would put concealed weapons on campus I thought of my days at Rollins College. I was 17 years old and happy to be as close to adulthood as I’d ever gotten. I lived off campus which meant I had the wheels and was called upon to drive my schoolmates...
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Don't force states to accept concealed carry permits from everywhere!

March 13, 2015
If three-year-old Johnny loves to whack other children over their heads with his plastic sword and he wanted to bring that sword over to my house for a play date with my kid, then I’d say, “Leave your plastic sword at home.” That would be my right, since it’s my house, and it’s my kid’s noggin...
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When moms rise, we ALL rise.

December 30, 2014
Two months ago, my heart froze when I heard about a school shooting at a high school near me in the Seattle-area. On Oct. 24, a shooter killed 4 classmates before fatally wounding himself at Marysville Pilchuck High School.
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Gun Safety during the Holidays: Ask to keep your children safe!

December 18, 2014
A friend recently shared what happened last year during a holiday visit to her parents’ house. While looking for medicine to soothe a headache, she opened a drawer and found a loaded, unsecured gun. As the mother of two young children, she was shocked that her parents would have left a loaded gun...
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We can no longer breathe.

December 15, 2014
*It's time to make our voices heard to advance police reform nationwide and to end racial profiling:
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