GAGV makes 1st ever donation for Gun Violence Prevention Research to UW's Dr Rowhani-Rahbar
GAGV Research donation
Gov Inslee speaks at September GAGV Program meeting
Gov Inslee at GAGV Meeting
Why we are advocates for gun sense legislation
93 Americans killed daily by guns
Grandmothers with Rep Jamie Pedersen of the 43rd District at Alliance Luncheon - A Gun Sense Champion!
Grandmothers with Rep Jamie Pedersen of the 43rd at Alliance Luncheon
Grandmothers with Gov Inslee after signing HB 1501
HB 1501 Signing
Universal Firearms Safe Handling Rules Prevent Accidental Shootings, courtesy Brett Bass
Dr Rowhani-Rahbar and Marine Brett Bass discuss safe gun storage at our Spring Program
Grandmothers join Alliance for Gun Responsibility Hearing Day
62 Grandmothers flooded the Capitol in orange demanding gun sense legislation
Grandmothers Member First Lady Trudi Inslee meets with Lobbying Grandmothers

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Governor Inslee, GAGV Donation to Research, Concert Across America & Upcoming Candidate Forum

Friday, September 22, 2017:
A great morning for Grandmothers Against Gun Violence! 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 profusely Grandmothers for all our hard work over the last five years! Thank you, Governor Inslee, for your commitment and leadership in gun violence prevention!
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That same morning, we had the high honor of presenting our first-ever contribution to gun violence prevention research. This has been 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!
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Sunday, September 24, 2017
A great evening for all of us working to prevent gun violence! 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! 
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Upcoming Candidate Forum!
Please join us at 9:15 am on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 for a candidate forum dedicated to gun violence prevention. Confirmed are mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon as well as 45th District Senate candidate Manka Dhingra. We have invited candidate Jinyoung Englund and hope she will be available to join us. There will be Q and A so come with your questions! More details will be posted and sent to all members! Bring friends, as always–
See our Events page for details!

 

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!