Deputy Director, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network, it is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 5 million supporters and more than 350,000 donors. Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter at @MomsDemand.
Contribute meaningfully and measurably to the fight against gun violence.
Be kind. Kick ass.
Outline goals and tactics to move the needle on societal attitudes about gun safety in 2019.
Staying grateful for the opportunity to work on one of the most consequential issues in modern-day America, at a time when we are starting to see real progress.
Effective advocacy isn’t sexy work. It’s all about staying persistent, focused, and showing up.
A Day in My Life:
What do you love most about Your City?
The lack of skyscrapers, and the abundance of free museums and cultural experiences. I could do without the humidity, though.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
I’m not a huge breakfast-eater, but I love the brunch at Chef Geoff’s on New Mexico Avenue.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Getting on the treadmill (most days anyway; sometimes I’m hitting the snooze button).
10:00 AM – Mid-morning is most often consumed with meetings, usually to track the development or progress of cross-departmental programs.
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
Jetties in Penn Quarter. They have the most delicious salads.
7:00 PM – Making dinner with my husband and two daughters.
11:00 PM – Sleeping, or catching up on the current Real Housewives season. Don’t judge me.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
I wouldn’t say I need it, but I sure do enjoy a glass of red wine (in the cooler months) or prosecco (on spring and summer evenings).
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
My most-used work-related app is ToDoist – essential for staying on top of tasks both major and minor, and making sure nothing falls through the cracks.
What should everyone try at least once?
Call your local, state and federal legislators and finding out where they stand on gun violence prevention measures. It’s easy, it’s quick, and it’s effective. In fact, do it more than once. Make it a habit.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
Considering that I have no sense of direction, I have learned to enjoy getting lost anywhere and everywhere. True story: I have gotten lost driving home from my kids’ elementary school (less than .5 mile from my house).