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Gun Safety – These Grandparents Are Making A Difference

Coast-to-coast, these grandparents are making a difference with gun safety, and so can you!

We all love our families, especially our children and grandchildren. They are the light in our lives and the future of the country we grew up in; we would do anything to make safer places for them. That is why two grandmothers who are leaders of state-based organizations decided to form Grandparents Uniting for Gun Safety, a digital advocacy network to promote gun safety. The network will connect people of all ages from coast to coast to advocate collaboratively for positive change in our current gun culture.

“Both organizations were founded after Sandy Hook and have a long track record of success in gun safety and violence prevention legislation.”

Donna Wald, president of Grandmothers Against Gun Violence MA, and Judy Sherry, founder and president of Grandparents for Gun Safety MO/KS, believe now is the time to complement state advocacy by adding voices for national efforts. Both organizations were founded after Sandy Hook and have a long track record of success in gun safety and violence prevention legislation. In addition to individual advocates, we are partnering with other state and national gun violence prevention organizations to build a strong coalition of experienced advocacy strategists.

Judy Sherry, co-founder of Grandparents United for Gun Safety

Co-founder Judy Sherry believes, “We have reached a tipping point in the country, with the public engaged and enraged by the horrific death toll by firearms.”  In 2022, 49,000 people were killed by gun violence, the number one cause of death in children and teens.

Donna Wald, co-founder of Grandparents Uniting for Gun Safety

Co-founder Donna Wald states, “We refuse to accept these statistics as a new normal in our country. By working together with advocates in every state, we will positively affect the passage of common-ground gun reform legislation.”



 “We are not going away and will stand up, show up, and speak up…”

We encourage all GRAND readers to join our network. There is no membership fee; you do not have to be a grandparent to participate. As a “networker,” you will receive monthly national Advocacy Alerts and a newsletter covering gun violence prevention movement activity. The easy-to-use alerts take very little time and are pivotal to our success in Congress.  Our legislators must be reminded they took an oath to protect us and represent our views. We are not going away and will stand up, show up, and speak up until they vote for the gun reform legislation we support.  Our demographic represents one of the biggest voting blocs in this country, and they need to respect that.

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Judy Sherry

About the author

Judy is an award-winning advertising professional with more than 40 years of business experience in the Kansas City community. Judy graduated from the University of Missouri and has lived in Kansas City since 1960. She and her husband have two children and four grandchildren.

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