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MILF Podcast - Moms I'd Like to Follow

Aug 22, 2019

Jennifer welcomes to the podcast, mother of five, author, and advocate, Shannon Watts. Shannon is the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, an organization aimed at putting an end to reckless gun violence once and for all. Her book, Fight Like A Mother: How A Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World, chronicles her journey of advocating as a voice against gun violence. Called to action by the tragedy of the Sandy Hook elementary school mass shooting, Shannon began a long and arduous campaign. What began as a Facebook page created to connect mothers wanting to combat gun violence has grown into one of the largest grassroots movement in America, with over 5 million supporters. 

In this episode, Shannon shares her incredible journey as the founder of one of the most successful grassroots political movements in the United States. She talks about successfully taking on one of the most powerful and influential lobbies in the United States, the NRA. Jennifer and Shannon share their thoughts on the changes to abortion laws and the current political climate in our country. It is Shannon’s belief that this current political climate is actually beneficial as it has energized so many women to take action. Finally, Shannon talks about the gratitude she feels for her supportive family and the ability to pursue a life calling that she is so fiercely passionate about.    

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