June 7th is the National Gun Violence Awareness Day to honor victims and survivors of gun violence and show support for common sense solutions to the gun violence crisis. Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America - the leading force for gun violence prevention, with chapters in all 50 states and a powerful grassroots network of moms that has successfully effected change at the local, state and national level.
In 2013, Moms Demand Action partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to form Everytown for Gun Safety, a nationwide movement of over 5 million Americans working together to end the epidemic of gun violence. She is an active board member of Emerge America and Rise to Run, two of the nation’s leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office.
Her writings have appeared in numerous publications and her new book is entitled, Fight Like a Mother. Visit https://fightlikeamother.org/.
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