The day after the Sandy Hook shooting, mom of five Shannon Watts started a Facebook group. Her message was that all Americans can and should do more to reduce gun violence with common sense reforms. The online conversation turned into a movement of moms, dads, students, families, concerned citizens, and survivors working together with partners in the gun violence prevention movement to end this uniquely American crisis. The group is called Moms Demand Action, and is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence.
We are talking to DeeDee Cooper, member of our local Moms Demand Action Kansas chapter, who talks about the ways local moms can get involved.
Meet DeeDee Cooper
DeeDee has three children and four grandchildren. She grew up in Omaha but has lived in many cities, settling in Kansas City 24 years ago. DeeDee is a very active member in the Moms Demand Action Kansas chapter. She is most passionate about gun violence and its growing impact on Americans and encouraging others to vote to curb this issue.
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The Facebook page is an easy way to stay up to date on all happenings with our local group which is very active. Another great way to stay in the loop is to text READY to 644-33 and that will tie you in with the Kansas group.
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