Shannon Watts+ Your Authors @shannonrwatts Founder of @MomsDemand, grassroots army of @Everytown. NRA’s worst nightmare. Fight Like a Mother author. Oct. 19, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

First stop: Virginia Beach. After the mass shooting tragedy here, Navy veteran @MissyforSenate held a round table to discuss gun sense solutions. Her opponent, Bill DeSteph, spoke at an @NRA townhall, voted to do nothing on guns, and then took a check from the gun lobby. #VALEG

Virginians won’t allow their children to be unsafe in their classrooms or on their streets. Candidates like @MissyforSenate will beat the @NRA in their own backyard on November 5, and then pass gun laws that save lives. #VALEG

.@DelegateFowler was one of the first Asian-American women to be elected to Virginia's House of Delegates in 2017. She’s a gun sense champion whose re-election will ensure the safety of families in the Commonwealth.

.@mallardforva has been a Virginia Beach public school teacher for over 30 years. She and her husband sawed their AR-15 in half after the Parkland mass shooting. The @NRA and gun extremists didn’t like that:  #VALEG

.@mallardforva is a gun sense champion running for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates to represent District 84. #valeg

.@GayleJforVA is a gun sense champion and long time Virginia activist running for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates to represent District 82. #VALEG

Now these amazing volunteers are going out to spend the day knocking doors for @MissyforSenate, @GayleJforVA, @mallardforva and @DelegateFowler. Because when lawmakers beholden to the @NRA back down, @MomsDemand volunteers double down. #VALEG

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