Obama's Gun-Control has this growing Mom Movement behind itPosted on 21st Jan 2013 by Scott Goodson in Blog
If you start to see 1MM4GC chalked on your sidewalk or bus shelter, don’t assume it’s urban graffiti. For it carries an important message. 1MM4CG is the stamp of One Million Moms for Gun Control – and this insignia is the latest campaign by the group to bring about changes in the gun control laws.
Formed following the tragedy at Sandy Hook, One Million Moms for Gun Control was created by Indiana mom Shannon Watts. And in less than month, 75 branches of 1MM4GC have sprung up across the country, all driving home the same messages that gun laws have to change now.
The simple graffiti, signed with ‘Moms Demand Action’ and a heart, is an example of what is making this Movement so successful. A heart…the word ‘Mom’….it’s an emotional reminder that in Newtown that day, as has happened in too many other places before (Sandy Hook was the 16th mass shooting to occur in 2012), Moms lost sons and daughters.
Using social media to bring Moms together, united in their aim for action on gun control legislation, is what’s made the 1MM4GC campaign so successful. The momentum of the campaign is gathering pace, as supporters swell to tens of thousands, growing daily.
Not only is the 1MM4GC graffiti appearing in public places, Moms across the country are changing on-mass their Facebook profile picture to that of the 1MM4GC logo, inviting 26 friends to join the Facebook page in memory of the 26 victims of Sandy Hook, and to tweet using specific hashtags related to the Movement. Supporters can even directly petition lawmakers through an online advocacy campaign tool.
Before social media, the very organization and rapid growth of a group such as 1MM4GC would have seemed impossible. But thanks to the power of the internet and the use of social media in uniting people who believe in a common cause, bringing about change really could be only a click away.blog comments powered by Disqus