The first mom arrived promptly, walked to the
front door, looking confused.
“Do I have the right night?” she asked politely.
I invited her in. “You never know how these things go. Might
just be you, me, and a couple bottles of wine.” “Works for me!” she said. But I was nervous, and she knew
it. “It’ll be okay. Everything will work out. Even if it is just you and me,
it’ll be fine.”
In a moment of weakness … or maybe strength … I volunteered for
a Moms Demand Action House Party, or meeting really, to rally friends and see what could be done at the grass roots level to help
reduce gun violence. Simple steps. Big job, but teeny, tiny baby steps.
to reducing gun violence, and I support every one, yet married to none. For everyday, regular ol’ people like myself, I sometimes feel they lose the trees through the
commitment, no solicitation, no pressure. Just talk. Do what you want. If you
want. When you want. Become a gun sense voter. It’s easy, and here’s how.
tired, too late. So sorry! Wish I could make it; had planned on being there; kid’s sick; I’m behind
you, Kate 100%. You go girl!
of neighbors, colleagues, clients. An email invite forwarded, forwarded and forwarded.
opposition has been coming at gun violence prevention groups guns blazing. Pun fully intended. And the gun safety groups have consistently insisted: we are the silent
majority. No one is coming for the guns, yet we want to live – actually live – amongst all gun owners,
and limit the availability for those not responsible, safe, and
accountable for their ownership and actions.There were over 60 people at my house – primarily moms and grandmas – and I estimate over two-thirds were friends I hadn’t met yet. All committed to doing. All pledging their voice to the cause. All ready to talk, share, listen, and learn. Quiet maybe, but silent no more.
invigorated, inspired, and energized. While most are not
willing to scream from the rooftops, we did all pledge to use our actions and let our voice be heard loud and clear at the voting booth.PS: Moms Demand Action-NYC is hosting a 2nd Annual Brooklyn Bridge March June 14th for Gun Violence Prevention. I’ll be there and would love to meet you!
*Please commit to doing any action possible to make a positive change where you live, so our story doesn’t become your story. Join a group in your community. Send an email. Be a friend. Find a cause. Share on Facebook. Hold a sign. Make a difference.