Protecting Our Most Precious Resource
Marian Wright Edelman | 2/20/2013, 12:19 p.m.
This Valentine's Day, a movement of mothers and others chose to tell their members of Congress that these families are not alone--we are all left broken-hearted by their losses, and millions of Americans are ready to stand with them and demand change. Shannon Watts said, "A child's heart is her mother's pulse . . . Today, I am here for every beat lost. And I am here to tell every mother who has felt her core broken because of senseless gun violence--I am here to tell you that there is an army of mothers behind you."
We all need to join the army fighting to say no more gun violence in our homes, schools, neighborhoods, and communities. Our nation's children and families have suffered enough broken hearts. We are determined that children get a vote on common-sense gun safety measures to protect them from guns. Take action with us. Watch and share ourAmerica's Broken Hearts video widely on social media. Call your members of Congress at (202) 224-3121 and tell them to protect children, not guns and end the epidemic of gun violence and broken hearts all across America which threatens our children's lives and nation's soul.
Marian Wright Edelman is president of the Children's Defense Fund whose Leave No Child Behind mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. For more information go to www.chi