Grandmothers fill 17 tables at Alliance for Gun Responsibility Fundraising Luncheon
Time to go back to the ballot!
Rep Kagi Honored For Her Gun Violence Prevention Leadership
Over 200 joined us to honor the legacy of Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr
March For Our Lives - all ages standing up for gun safety legislation
A strong Grandmother at March for Our Lives - supporting youth to end gun violence
Grandmothers Support Mayor Durkan's Plan to Require Guns To Be Locked Up in Seattle
Grandmothers with Rep Pramila Jayapal at Youth Town Hall on Gun Violence
With Governor Inslee and First Lady Inslee - a member of Grandmothers! - at signing of bumpstock ban bill
Lobby Day with Rep Kagi and Rep Pettigrew - champions of gun safety!


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Rep Ruth Kagi honored for work to reduce gun violence

 Representative Ruth Kagi just retired after serving 20 years in the Washington State House.  She was honored at our quarterly program for her persistent commitment to gun safety legislation with a standing ovation, an orange scarf, and the first ever lifetime membership to Grandmothers Against Gun Violence.  In addition, the second $10,000 donation from GAGV to University of Washington’s Dr Rowhani-Rahbar was given in her name.  Thank you Representative Kagi.  We will miss your leadership in Olympia, but we look forward to your joining us!

Rep. Kagi and UW researchers Erin Morgan, MA & Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, MD, PhD, MPH.

Read about this study funded by Grandmothers at the link below:


Thank you to the over 200 people who attended “Keeping the Dream Alive”! 



Grandmothers March for Our Lives  with youth to end gun violence.


Gun Safety Bills Passed in 2018 State Legislative Session – Success!

  • * Closed the Machine Gun Loophole
  • * Created the nation’s first-ever Voluntary Waiver system to help protect people in crisis
  • * Strengthened our Concealed Pistol License system
  • * Made it illegal for those convicted of Domestic Violence Harassment to purchase or possess firearms in our state.


Governor Inslee signs bill to ban bump stocks, closing the machine gun loophole


Grandmothers from across the state visited law makers and delivered over 2,000 letters to 36 districts, speaking up for gun safety legislation.
Members of GAGV were interviewed by students from a Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies class at UW Bothell.  Results of their research on Grandmothers Against Gun Violence will be placed in the Feminist Community Archive of Washington State!
Grandmothers on the move at the Women’s March with our new signs!
More than a hundred members of Grandmothers and new friends joined together to welcome Governor Jay Inslee and GAGV member, Trudi Inslee to our meeting at Mount Zion. Governor Inslee applauded the public health framework for gun violence, shared his resolve to improve mental health care, spoke about the potential of de-escalation training to prevent tragic confrontations between police and citizens, and thanked Grandmothers for all our hard work over the last five years! Thank you, Governor Inslee, for your commitment and leadership in gun violence prevention!
First-ever contribution to gun violence prevention research,  made possible by the generous contributions of grandmother members! GAGV President Margy Heldring presented a $10,000 check to Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar of the University of Washington School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Rowhani-Rahbar discussed the need for research and research support. We look forward to ongoing collaborations, especially as research reveals the factors that promote safe storage of guns and ammunition.
Thank you to GAGV Board members Yvonne Banks, Kathleen McLaughlin, and all who helped orchestrate this memorable morning!
Grandmothers was proud to present its second annual Concert Across America To End Gun Violence at the United Church of Christ in Seattle. The church was packed and fully engaged with the wonderful music and singing of the evening as we remembered gun violence victims and renewed our commitments to seek solutions. Thank you to GAGV Board members Sharon Friel and Susan Simon for their outstanding planning and execution! 
 Candidate Forum
Mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon as well as 45th District Senate candidate Manka Dhingra shared their commitments to gun violence prevention.
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GAGV works collaboratively with other groups to reduce gun violence.  We are an active, enduring, effective organization, and we show up, speak up and stand up for gun sense and responsibility.  Our strength is in our numbers and our persistence.  We are grass roots with deep roots and, as grandmothers, we seek a safer world for our children and for theirs.  Please join us!