INDIANAPOLIS, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 200 moms from more than 30 states will travel to Washington, DC, on Wed., March 13, 2013 to participate in "Moms Take the Hill"™, a grassroots event organized by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
Moms Demand Action members will meet throughout the day with their representatives and participate in an afternoon press event. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty are currently scheduled to participate.
"In a country where eight children are shot and killed every day, it is imperative that Congressional representatives hear directly and frequently from American mothers," said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. "As moms, we will remain focused on the safety of our children rather than be influenced or even intimidated by powerful gun industry lobby groups. We will not wait for one more horrific mass shooting of our children for legislators to wake up and finally pass needed laws that we know will make a difference."
To engage all members in "Moms Take the Hill"™ day, Moms Demand Action is asking moms to cut out and decorate eight paper dolls, representing the eight children shot and killed in America every day (http://momsdemandaction.org/moms-demand-action-campaigns/paper-dolls-steel-resolve-campaign/). As part of the social media campaign, "Paper Dolls, Steel Resolve," moms will Tweet and email images of their paper dolls to Congressional representatives on March 13. "Moms Take the Hill"™ attendees will present their paper dolls to Congressional representatives in-person.
About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to change laws regarding drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (www.momsdemandaction.org) was created to build support for common-sense gun legislation. The nonpartisan grassroots movement of American mothers is demanding new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. In nearly 3 months, Moms Demand Action has tens of thousands of members with more than 80 chapters across the United States.
SOURCE Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America