Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Announces Maura Sherlach Schwartz as National Spokesperson

Daughter of Sandy Hook Psychologist Mary Sherlach to focus on School Safety Issues

Sep 23, 2013, 12:53 ET from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America announced today that Maura Sherlach Schwartz will serve as a national spokesperson for the growing grassroots movement, focusing on school safety issues. Schwartz is the daughter of Mary Sherlach, the school psychologist killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT., on Dec. 14, 2012, with five other educators and 20 school children.

Like her mother, Schwartz is a dedicated educator. After studying musical theater at Shenandoah University in Winchester, she went on to receive her Masters of Arts in Teaching from University of the Arts in Philadelphia 2009. She has just begun her 5th year as the music teacher and choir director at Salem City High School in Salem, NJ. As a teacher, she is committed to creating a safe learning environment for all American students, and ensuring that our schools are free from gun violence.

"I am looking forward to working with Moms Demand Action to promote school safety awareness," said Schwartz. "Working towards common sense gun reforms is an important part of safety in America's schools."

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 was created to build support for common-sense gun reforms. 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 just nine months, the organization has more than 100,000 members with a chapter in every state in the country. For more information or to get involved visit Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter @MomsDemand.

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