Grandmothers with Rep Pramila Jayapal
With Goverbor 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!
Grandmothers ready for the Seattle Women's March January 2018
Grandmothers begin 2018 in Olympia at Senate committee hearing on gun safety legislation
GAGV Welcomed Seattle Mayoral Candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon and 45th District Senate Candidate Manka Dhingra
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


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Join Grandmothers at March For Our Lives and Keeping the Dream Alive

Please join us as we “March For Our Lives” on March 24 and honor the legacy of Martin Luther King by “Keeping the Dream Alive” on April 5.  See Events page for details!



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.
 See our Events page for upcoming events!


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!