In the wake of the Senate’s first-ever hearing on the intersection of gun violence and domestic violence on July 30, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords announced the #ProtectAllWomen Leadership Network, a coalition of the gun violence prevention, domestic violence prevention, and women’s advocacy movements that will educate state and federal leaders on the need for solutions that protect women from gun violence. “Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing was an important first step on the road to strengthening our laws. Now it is time for leaders in Washington and across the country to come together – Republicans and Democrats – and pass legislation that helps protect women from gun violence. It is time for action. Women’s lives are at stake,“ said Giffords. Legal Momentum’s President and CEO, Carol Robles Román, Vice President for Government Relations, Lisalyn Jacobs, and board member Kim Gandy have all been named to the new leadership network.
July 30, 2014