#53: Moms Demand Action's Shannon Watts; Alliance for Gun Responsibility's Renee Hopkins


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This week, we continue our discussion about gun violence in America, talking first with Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, about why the political discussion might finally be shifting on the issue of gun safety. We also talk with the CEO of the Washington-based nonprofit, Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Renee Hopkins, about some legislative successes here at the state level, and about what her organization has planned for the 2018 session in Olympia. Next, coverage of constituents visiting the office of 8th district congressman Dave Reichert to demand action on gun safety. And finally, we speak again with Indivisible Houston's Daniel Cohen about his fight to hold county officials responsible for their failure to adequately prepare for Hurricane Harvey. Links: - Moms Demand Action: https://momsdemandaction.org/ - MDA's plan to get rid of lawmakers beholden to the gun lobby: https://everytown.org/throwthemout/?source=mdmo_MomsHomepage&utm_source=md_m_&utm_medium=_o&utm_campaign=MomsHomepage&refcode=MomsHomepage - The Alliance for Gun Responsibility: https://gunresponsibility.org - The Alliance's 2018 legislative agenda: https://gunresponsibility.org/2018-legislative-agenda-laws/ Indivisible Houston's Daniel Cohen at the Harris County Commissioner Court: http://www.indivisiblehouston.org/press-releases/indivisible-houston-questions-harris-county-commissioners-court-damning-report-hurricane-harvey-public-hearing/ ProPublica's article on Harris County inaction before Hurricane Harvey: https://www.propublica.org/article/harris-county-houston-area-natural-disaster-plan-ignored-it

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