Volunteers for Massachusetts Moms Demand Action Will Gather Feb. 1

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U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan, state Rep. James Arciero, and survivor Jody Marchand will be the keynote speakers.

WHAT: On the 10-year anniversary of the shooting of 17-year old Olivia Marchand, volunteers with the Massachusetts chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will gather to mark National Gun Violence Survivors Week. On Feb. 1, 2010, police say, Jody Marchand’s husband shot and killed their daughter and critically injured Jody before turning the gun on himself. At the event, she will share her journey from surviving the unthinkable to honoring her daughter’s life with action. Members of the public wishing to attend should register here.

WHY:

By early February, more Americans are killed with guns than are killed in our peer countries in an entire calendar year. National Gun Violence Survivors Week is focused on sharing and amplifying the stories of survivors who live with the impact of gun violence every day of the year.

WHO:

  • U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan, (Westford Democrat) Massachusetts’s 3rd Congressional District.

  • State Representative Jim Arciero (Westford Democrat), 2nd Middlesex.

  • Jody Marchand, survivor of armed domestic violence. Read Jody’s #MomentsThatSurvive story here.

  • Angela Christiana and Rina Schneur, volunteers with Massachusetts Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense .

WHEN:

Saturday, Feb. 1, 3 p.m.

WHERE: Roudenbush Community Center, 65 Main Street, Westford.

About Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund

Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 5 million supporters and more than 350,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors and everyday Americans who are fighting for public safety measures that can help save lives. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network. Learn more at www.EverytownResearch.org .

About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network, it is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly 6 million supporters and more than 350,000 donors. For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction or on Twitter at @MomsDemand

About the Everytown Survivor Network

The Everytown Survivor Network is a nationwide community of survivors working together to end gun violence. The Survivor Network amplifies the power of survivor voices, connects survivors to build community, offers trauma-informed programs and trainings, and provides information on and referrals to direct services. The Survivor Network is part of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. To learn more, visit www.everytown.org/survivors.