Donna Dees-Thomases founded the Million Mom March in 2000. The march, which occurs in Washington, D.C., brings together a group of mothers outraged and terrified by the current state of gun violence in America. The women march to demonstrate support of gun laws that would make obtaining a gun more difficult for youth and criminals, and to quell-if not eradicate-gun violence.

In her book Looking for a Few Good Moms: How One Mother Rallied a Million Others Against the Gun Lobby, Dees-Thomases chronicles how she became a champion of women campaigning for stricter gun laws. She explains that after learning about a random shooting at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills, California, Dees-Thomases felt paralyzed by shock and fear. In her preface, ...

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