On Wednesday, a national advocacy group founded in response to the Newtown school shooting will hold a lobby day in Washington, D.C. The group, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, was founded by a woman in Indiana and has 80 chapters across the country, including one in Fairfield County. While some will be down in Washington advocating for federal reform, they’ve asked Connecticut members to make their presence known in Hartford on Wednesday as well.
On “Moms Take the Hill” day, more than 200 mothers will be in Washington. They plan to meet with their representatives and hold an afternoon rally. Rep. Esty, who has been pushing for Congressional action on gun control, will speak at the rally. The group has also launched a social media campaign called “Paper Dolls, Steel Resolve,” and is asking members to tweet and email pictures of eight paper dolls, one for each child killed by gun violence each day.
In Connecticut, they’ve asked members to contact Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey to voice support for stricter gun laws. “The new deadline for the floor vote on Governor Malloys proposed reforms is 3/14,” they wrote on Facebook. “The gun lobby will be at the capitol on 3/11 making themselves heard. We must be the last (AND LOUDEST), voices our lawmakers hear before they vote.”