Over 200 moms from more than 30 states will travel to Washington, DC, on Wed., March 13, to participate in “Moms Take the Hill”™, a grassroots event organized by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Robin Leader-Landau from Miami will join other moms from the area to demand action on common-sense gun laws.
Robin Leader-Landau and other 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.”
Specifically, Moms Demand Action is asking moms to appeal to their Congressional representatives to act on common-sense solutions to address the escalating problem of gun violence in the United States: 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.
Our South Florida members attending will include:
Robin-Leader Landau, Mother of three, Pediatrician.
Dr. Leader-Landau was not an activist, but can no longer remain silent on this issue. She believes in the Second Amendment, and that there need to be stricter gun laws. Dr. Leader-Landau lost a close friend in college, to gun violence.
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 just a few months, the organization has tens of thousands of members with more than 80 chapters across the United States.
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