Fed Up With Daily Devastation From Gun Violence, Gun Safety Advocates Send Message to Lawmakers on Mother’s Day to Call for Continued Federal Action
FRAMINGHAM, MA – On Saturday, May 13, volunteers with MA Moms Demand Action, part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots network, will host a Mother’s Day event to call on Congress to reinstate the bipartisan assault weapons ban. The MA event will include forming a human chain around Hemenway Elementary School – a statement of protecting kids over guns.
2023 is on pace to be the deadliest year on record for mass shootings in America. From Monterey Park to Nashville to Louisville, there have been more than 170 mass shootings so far. This Mother’s Day also marks one year since a white supremacist took the lives of 10 people and wounded three people in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, and May 24 will mark one year since 19 children and two teachers were killed in an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Both shooters, armed with hate and a firearm, used an AR-15 to commit these heinous tragedies.
This Mother’s Day weekend, and in reflection of Bereaved Mother’s Day on May 1, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers will be organizing hundreds of events across the country to put pressure on federal lawmakers to get assault weapons off of our streets and out of our communities.
A community event calling for federal action on assault weapons and elevating the voices of those demanding an end to this crisis. The MA event will include families, teachers, students and more.
- Samantha McGarry, Massachusetts chapter of Moms Demand Action
- Tessa McGarry, Students Demand Action
- Ilyse Levine Kanji, gun violence survivor
- and more to be announced
About Everytown for Gun Safety
Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund (“Everytown for Gun Safety”) is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly ten million supporters and more than 700,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors, students, and everyday Americans who are fighting for common-sense gun safety measures that can help save lives. Learn more at www.everytown.org and follow us @Everytown.
About Moms Demand Action
Moms Demand Action is the nation’s largest grassroots volunteer network working to end gun violence. Moms Demand Action is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization with nearly ten million supporters and more than 375,000 donors. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families, educates policymakers and parents about the importance of secure firearm storage and works to create a culture of gun safety through partnerships with businesses, community organizations and influencers. There is a Moms Demand Action chapter in every state of the country and more than 700 local groups across the country. For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction, on Twitter at @MomsDemand and download our DemandAction app at https://momsdemandaction.org/app/.
Questions? Contact: Samantha McGarry: firstname.lastname@example.org