Iowa Moms Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Celebrate Moms Demand Action Volunteer Sabrina Shields-Cook’s Win in Race for Ames School Board
Sabrina Shields-Cook Joins Dozens of Moms Demand Action Volunteers Elected to Public Office Since its Founding in 2012
AMES, Iowa — Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Iowa chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, released the following statements applauding Sabrina Shields-Cook for winning her race for Ames School Board Director at Large.
STATEMENT FROM SHANNON WATTS, FOUNDER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“For nearly seven years, Moms Demand Action volunteers across the country have shown they’ll do whatever it takes to keep their communities safe. Now, many volunteers are taking their advocacy to the next level by running for elected office and I know that as lawmakers, they will be the ultimate gun sense champions.” STATEMENT FROM KAREN TENTNER, A VOLUNTEER LEADER WITH THE IOWA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Sabrina’s dedication to protecting our kids and our communities is just what we need on the Ames School Board. We fought alongside her as Moms Demand Action volunteers, and now we’ll stand with her as she works to keep our schools safe.”
Earlier this year, Moms Demand Action volunteer Movita Johnson-Harell, a Philadelphia-based gun violence survivor, was endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, and won a special election for Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 190. Moms Demand Action volunteer Christine McGrath was also endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund earlier this year, and she won her race for Verona Town Council in New Jersey.
Moms Demand Action volunteers know that gun violence kills 100 Americans every day and wounds hundreds more – and they are running for office to enact change and stand up to the gun lobby’s priorities.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs