MUST READ in today’s @nytimes: “When the background checks bill failed, Ms. Watts and @MomsDemand turned their focus to statehouses. ‘Congress isn’t where this work begins. It’s where it ends. And we would have to build the momentum.” https://nyti.ms/2IMY0Kh
“There was logic to the idea that if Sandy Hook didn’t create an epiphany in this country, what will? But that’s not how politics works. There are almost no epiphany moments in American politics. You have to build your power, and we had none of it,” @ChrisMurphyCT
“The groups founded after Sandy Hook funneled what might otherwise have been raw grief and rage after Parkland into organized advocacy. Before the Parkland shooting, @MomsDemand had 296 local groups. By last month, it had 735.”
“States enacted three times as many gun control measures in 2018 as in 2017. In a major shift, gun control groups outspent the @NRA in the midterms. @lucymcbath, who became a @MomsDemand volunteer after her son was shot, defeated an incumbent in a Republican district in Georgia.”
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