By Jueseppi B.
Bay Area moms take gun control message to Washington
Nearly a dozen Bay Area moms will take their gun control message to Washington D.C. this Wednesday. The group “Moms Take the Hill” will urge lawmakers and the White House to pass legislation that will ban assault weapons and create stricter background checks.
The coalition was formed following the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Members of the Bay Area Chapter said Congress needs to act before another mass shooting happens. “We’re just trying to make sure no one else gets hurt. There are eight american children killed every day and it’s just unacceptable,” said Kimberly Samek, a spokesperson for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
The group expects hundreds of mothers from more than 30 states to attend next week’s rally on Capitol Hill. The legislation is currently making its way through the senate.
Moms Take the Hill™ is just three days away and we’re filling in our meetings and events. We’re very excited and hope you are, too! Here is what we have planned so far.
LOBBY DAY CONFERENCE CALL: FRIDAY
WHEN: Friday, March 8 @ 1:00 pm ET
WHERE: (218) 936-4141; 6098344
To prepare you for congressional meetings, we’ve invited three experts to give everyone a briefing about how a “lobby day” will work. We encourage everyone to listen to this briefing. This call will provide a general overview of how to have a successful meeting about passing comprehensive gun violence prevention legislation with a member of Congress or their staff. Presenters are Karen Marangi of the Raben Group, Brina Milikowski of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and Lori Haas, mother of a Virginia Tech survivor and gun violence prevention activist. We’ll cover lobbying, policy and the importance of personal voices.
MEETINGS AND SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY, MARCH 13
We are scheduling your meetings on your behalf. Wewill provide you with a schedule for the day that includes our events as well as your meetings on the day of the event.
Currently this is our schedule:
7:45 am arrive at the White House
8:30-9:30 am White House briefing
-Travel to Capitol Hill-
10:30 am Divide into groups and disperse for meetings
2:00 pm Press Conference
3:00 – 4:30 pm Additional meetings
Visit Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America on Facebook.
Please join us in Washington, DC, on March 13 for our first “Moms Take the Hill” day. Moms from across the country will gather on the Hill and then spend the day meeting with their specific Congressional representatives.
Gun Control New Ad Moms Demand A Plan.
Published on Feb 20, 2013
Mothers across the country demand Congress pass common-sense gun laws to keep America’s children safe. The moms featured in this video, produced by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (Formerly One Million Moms for Gun Control), remind us that every day, 8 American children are killed by guns. They demand our leaders in Washington take action to end gun violence.
Moms Demand Action – One Child
Published on Mar 5, 2013
Moms Demand Action was founded to demand action NOW to:
1) Ban assault weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
2) Require background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases.
3) Report the sale of large quantities of ammunition to the ATF, and ban online sales of ammunition.
4) Counter gun industry lobbyists’ efforts to weaken gun laws at the state level.
Moms Demand Action/ Gun Violence PSA on PBS SoCal.
Published on Feb 26, 2013
Three family members of gun violence victims talk about what it’s like for those left behind.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Rally at the South Carolina State House – March 1, 2013
Published on Mar 2, 2013
Some raw video footage from the South Carolina State House. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense rally on March 2, 2013.
MAKE THE CALL IN MEMORY OF JESSE LEWIS: Neil Heslin, father of Sandy Hook shooting victim Jesse Lewis, shares a voicemail of his son wishing him a Happy Birthday. These Senate Judiciary Committee members haven’t decided yet if Jesse and the other eight children shot and killed in America every day deserve a vote. Call them today and let them know we won’t settle for inaction. #theydeserveavote #momsdemandaction.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): (202) 224-3744
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT): (202) 224-5251
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL): (202) 224-4124
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC): (202) 224-5972
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX): (202) 224-2934
Senator Michael Lee: (R-UT): (202) 224-5444
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX): (202) 224-5922
Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ): (202) 224-4521
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