Looking for a Few Good Moms by Donna Dees-Thomases
How One Mother Rallied a Million Others Against the Gun Lobby

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In the summer of 1999, Donna Dees-Thomases was busy juggling the demands of two young children and a TV job promoting comedy gags. But one day she learned about a shooting, and in the space of just a few hours, everything in Donna's life changed. . . .

She decided to round up mothers--a group even more formidable than the gun lobby--to show Congress that mothers care about the gun-violence epidemic in America. She called her as-yet-unborn movement the MILLION MOM MARCH, even though she was, at the time, launching a revolution of one. In an astonishingly short 9 months, on Mother's Day 2000, Donna fulfilled her mission--and made history--when she was joined by nearly a million other mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends who were determined to let our government know that the time for enacting sensible gun laws is now. Not even the great marches of the Civil Rights movement drew as many people as the MILLION MOM MARCH. How did one mother get the attention of our government-and the world? Looking for a Few Good Moms shows how we all can make a difference if we are willing to take a stand.
 

About Donna Dees-Thomases

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Donna Dees-Thomases is a public relations consultant who lectures frequently on grassroots organizing. Currently she is a consultant for the Million Mom March United with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which organized the second Million Mom March on Washington, held on Mother's Day 2004. She lives in New York City with her two daughters. This is her first book. Alison Hendrie is a writer whose feature stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times and the New York Post, as well as Parents, Parenting, Fitness, and other national magazines. She lives with her husband and four children in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
 
Published May 7, 2004 by Rodale Books. 288 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Parenting & Relationships, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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"So much gun violence surrounds us, and unless we're caught in the crossfire, most of us don't pay much attention to it," writes Million Mom March founder Dees-Thomases in this call to arms (so to speak) for sensible gun laws.

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