Quarantine Conversations About Gun Violence
In 2020, we hosted a series of virtual conversations between Moms Demand Action founder, Shannon Watts, and women leaders from around the country. The series streamed live from the Everytown and Moms Demand Action Facebook pages. Catch up on the conversations with these 12 women leaders.
Stacey was joined by John Yang, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC, on April 28. Together, they discussed the disproportionate impact of gun violence and coronavirus on Black and brown communities and rising hate and racism experienced by the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities during the pandemic. Tell your story to Asian Americans Advancing Justice to help them track hate.
Senator Elizabeth Warren
Senator Elizabeth Warren was joined by Julvonnia McDowell, a Moms Demand Action volunteer and member of the Everytown Survivor Network whose son was shot and killed unintentionally by another teenager in Georgia. During the May 4 conversation, they discussed secure firearm storage, and how to keep our families safe during a pandemic.
Senator Amy Klobuchar
On May 7, Senator Amy Klobuchar joined Shannon Watts for a conversation about how women are leading on the front lines of both gun violence prevention and COVID-19.
Senator Kamala Harris
On May 18, Senator Kamala Harris joined Shannon Watts for a conversation about fighting community gun violence in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
On May 21, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham joined Shannon Watts for a conversation about putting public safety first to stop the gun violence epidemic and the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. Representative Val Demings
On May 29, U.S. Representative Val Demings joined Shannon Watts for a discussion on the role of Congress in combating the dual crises of gun violence and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former U.S. National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice
On June 15, Former U.S. National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice joined Shannon Watts for a discussion on addressing gun violence and systemic inequities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)
On July 13, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), joined Shannon Watts for a discussion on how gun violence, police violence, and the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impact Black people.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
On July 21, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joined Shannon Watts for a discussion on “Gun Violence and the COVID-19 Pandemic: a Mayor’s Perspective.”
Senator Tammy Duckworth
On July 23, Senator Tammy Duckworth joined Shannon Watts for a discussion on tackling gun violence and the COVID-19 pandemic from a veteran’s perspective.
Senator Tammy Baldwin
On July 30, Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Shannon Watts for a conversation on gun violence and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
On July 31, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Shannon Watts for a conversation about combating the COVID-19 pandemic and gun violence.