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Shannon Watts reflects on taking on the gun lobby in "Fight Like a Mother"




On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about the movement behind Moms Demand Action, a national organization taking on the gun lobby and advocating for gun safety.

82 percent of gun deaths worldwide occur in the US, where guns outnumber citizens. We’ll talk with Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, about launching the group and her new book Fight Like a Mother: How A Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World.


Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, board member of Emerge America, and mother of five

Web Resources:

The New York Times: Shannon Watts’s Work Diary: The Demanding Job of Running ‘Moms Demand Action’

The Hill: Congress must vote to fund gun violence research

Vogue: The Year in School Shootings

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.