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Shannon Watts

Biography

Shannon Watts

Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America --- the leading force for gun violence prevention, with chapters in all 50 states and a powerful grassroots network of moms that has successfully effected change at the local, state and national level. In 2013, Moms Demand Action partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to form Everytown for Gun Safety, a nationwide movement of millions of Americans working together to end the epidemic of gun violence. She is an active board member of Emerge America, one of the nation's leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office. Her writing has appeared in Vogue, Refinery 29, Time, The Washington Post, The Hill, and others. She is a mother of five.

Books by Shannon Watts

by Shannon Watts - Human Rights, Nonfiction, Social Issues

FIGHT LIKE A MOTHER is the incredible account how one mother’s cry for change became the driving force behind gun safety progress. Along with stories of perseverance, courage, and compassion, Watts shines a light on the unique power of women --- starting with what they have, leading with their maternal strengths, and doubling down instead of backing down. While not everyone can be on the front lines lobbying congress, every mom is already a multi-tasking organizer, and Shannon explains how to go from amateur activist to having a real impact in your community and beyond.