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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062892584
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperOne - May 5th, 2020

SKU: tkt060920
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Tuesday, June 9 at 7PM CDT

Fight Like A Mother





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  • Tickets are available with the purchase of Fight Like A Mother or the $5 Virtual Ticket (+ tax). Both can be found at the bottom of this page.
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  • Event Begins at 7:00PM CDT
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The founder of Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety tells the inspiring story of how her rallying call-to-action grew into a powerful women’s movement to protect children from America’s gun violence epidemic, and offers lessons for others who want to make a difference in their community.

Shannon Watts was a stay-at-home mom folding laundry when news of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School flashed across the television screen. Heartbroken and fed up, Watts decided to do something about it. Fight Like a Mother is a riveting account of how one mother’s cry for change grew into a national movement, Moms Demand Action, a powerful grassroots network with millions of supporters and local chapters in all fifty states. Watts has been called “the NRA’s worst nightmare”—and her army of moms has bravely gone up against the big guns (literally), showing up in their signature red shirts, blocking the hallways of Congress with their strollers, electing gun sense candidates, and running for office themselves, proving that if the eighty million moms in this country come together, they can put an end to gun violence.

Bringing activism into the everyday, Watts explores the unique power of women to enact change—starting with what they have, leading with empathy, asking for help, and doubling down instead of backing down. While not everyone can be on the front lines lobbying Congress, every mom is already an organizer, a multitasker, and a hero going into battle every day for the ones she loves. Fight Like a Mother will show them how to put their skills to use and offer inspiration to get to work transforming hearts and minds, and passing laws that save lives.


Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America— the leading force for gun violence prevention, with chapters in all fifty states and a powerful grassroots network of "mothers and others" that has successfully effected change at the local, state, and national levels. In 2013, Moms Demand Action partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to form Everytown for Gun Safety, a nationwide movement of millions of Americans working together to end the epidemic of gun violence. Watts is an active board member of Emerge America, one of the nation’s leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office. She is a mother of five.

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