On Friday, over 400 members from branches of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America all over the state gathered in the Colorado State Capitol Building for the organization’s lobby day. They went and met Senators and Representatives to talk to them on Moms Demand Action’s main goal: gun legislation.
At the Capitol, Arapahoe County Representative Tom Sullivan and Adams County Representative Kyle Mullica have already worked on making “sure our kids are safe as can be,” to quote Mullica, by introducing legislation to the House. This is not the first time an organization has held a lobby day at the Capitol, and Mullica has stated that “[lobby days] are very effective, this is the people’s House.”
Moms Demand Action has worked closely with Tom Sullivan before, who ran to be a representative for Arapahoe County after surviving the Aurora theater shooting. His son was not as fortunate. Sullivan ran on a platform for gun legislation, trying to protect “the one that are affected [by gun violence] every single day.” Sullivan helped passed Colorado’s Red Flag law and, along with Mullica, is continuing the fight for gun legislation.