This is the kind of conversation that makes podcasting #worthit. The Two Jess(es) sit down with the ultimate bad ass and the 'NRA's #1 Enemy', Shannon Watts. Founder of the grassroots organization Moms Demand Action, described as a 'movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence.' They pass stronger gun laws and work to close the loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. Shannon is the author of Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World, and works tirelessly to empower women through her work with Emerge America in order to train and recruit women to run for office.
This conversation runs deep on some of the hardest issues to discuss right now. Privilege, equality, school shootings, gun sense as opposed to gun control, and fighting the NRA one mom organized lemonade stand at a time, are just a few.
Shannon Watts is a mother of five who, prior to founding Moms Demand Action, was a stay-at-home mom and former communications executive. The day after the Sandy Hook tragedy, Shannon started a Facebook group with the message that all Americans can and should do more to reduce gun violence. The online conversation turned into a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country, with nearly 6 million supporters. In addition to her work with Moms Demand Action, Watts is an active board member of Emerge America, one of the nation’s leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office.
Local Alexandria Chapter of Moms Demand Action