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by Alison Hendrie,Dianne Feinstein,Donna Dees-Thomases


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Donna Dees-Thomases' decision to take on the gun lobby evolved from a simple notion-sometimes a. .

Donna Dees-Thomases' decision to take on the gun lobby evolved from a simple notion-sometimes a mother's got to do what a mother's got to do. She reminds us that with determination, tenacity, and 'a few good moms,' anything is possible. As engaging and straight-ahead as the woman herself, Donna Dees-Thomases' Looking for a Few Good Moms is an inspiring depiction of our power to change America for the better.

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Start by marking Looking for a Few Good Moms: How One Mother Rallied a Million Others Against the Gun Lobby as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. In the summer of 1999, Donna Dees-Thomases was busy juggling the demands of two young children and a TV job promoting comedy gags. But one day she learned about a shooting, and in the space of just a few hours, everything in Donna's life changed. It is like it's the template for all current marches/movements.

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Well, Donna Dees-Thomases wanted something done, and she managed to get others involved in a very controversial topic

Well, Donna Dees-Thomases wanted something done, and she managed to get others involved in a very controversial topic. The book, "Looking for a Few Good Moms: How One Mother Rallied a Million Others Against the Gun Lobby," is the story of how one woman, a mother of two, created a movement and organized the Million Mom March (MMM) in Washington, . and woke up everyone to the tremendous gun problem and the need for enacting better, more sensible gun-safety laws.

How the Million Moms March Helped Build Today’s Movement

How the Million Moms March Helped Build Today’s Movement. The Million Mom March was announced on Labor Day 1999 by a group of 25 moms. Nine months later on Mother’s Day 2000, nearly a million marchers across the country - including 77 sister marches - joined the movement. Dees-Thomases asked Brady and its chapters to officially retire the Million Mom March brand to protect its legacy and to give this new wave of mom activists a clean slate to organize anew. While Million Mom Chapters have transitioned to Brady grassroots chapters over the years, the retiring of the Million Mom name does not mean these volunteers have retired.

Donna Dees-Thomases: This year is more critical than it was four years ago. The assault-weapons ban expires in.Some has said the Million Mom March, and the gun-control movement in general, appeals only to emotions and doesn't offer any real solutions to the problem of gun violence. The assault-weapons ban expires in four months. Has it been easier this time? We don't have the national Mall Some has said the Million Mom March, and the gun-control movement in general, appeals only to emotions and doesn't offer any real solutions to the problem of gun violence. How do you react to that? I would question the people who make that kind of statement.

In the summer of 1999, Donna Dees-Thomases was busy juggling the demands of two young children and a TV job promoting comedy gags. But one day she learned about a shooting, and in the space of just a few hours, everything in Donna's life changed. . . . She decided to round up mothers--a group even more formidable than the gun lobby--to show Congress that mothers care about the gun-violence epidemic in America. She called her as-yet-unborn movement the MILLION MOM MARCH, even though she was, at the time, launching a revolution of one. In an astonishingly short 9 months, on Mother's Day 2000, Donna fulfilled her mission--and made history--when she was joined by nearly a million other mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends who were determined to let our government know that the time for enacting sensible gun laws is now. Not even the great marches of the Civil Rights movement drew as many people as the MILLION MOM MARCH. How did one mother get the attention of our government-and the world? Looking for a Few Good Moms shows how we all can make a difference if we are willing to take a stand.

Comments: (7)

Forcestalker
I can’t even tell you how much I love this book. I got active in the gun violence prevention community after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The parallels between what Donna experience organizing the MMM and what we experienced, is uncanny. Donna writes with humour and I feel like we have known each other forever, even though we have never met.

My hat is off to Donna and the MMM. I’m hoping she’ll write a second edition!!!
Erienan
It's been said that if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. Well, Donna Dees-Thomases wanted something done, and she managed to get others involved in a very controversial topic.
The book, "Looking for a Few Good Moms: How One Mother Rallied a Million Others Against the Gun Lobby," is the story of how one woman, a mother of two, created a movement and organized the Million Mom March (MMM) in Washington, D.C. on Mother's Day in 2000...and woke up everyone to the tremendous gun problem and the need for enacting better, more sensible gun-safety laws.
MyParenTime.com highly recommends this book -- it's detailed with daily struggles, obstacles, successes, and most of all...passion. It's proof that there is power in people. There are still hurdles to come, including an upcoming battle to renew a ban against assault weapons such as AK-47s and Uzis. The book also gives a checklist of how the MMM was organized, and explains their solutions to keeping not only our children safe from gun violence, but their families as well.
Quamar
This book shows what a difference one person can make. The other reviews of this book erroneously state that the Million Mom March is out to disarm people, or to tread on the rights of law abiding citizens. Not once in the book does she speak of taking away guns. (I have to wonder if these reviewers actually read the book or are attempting to make their "we have enough gun laws, guns don't kill people.." views known in whatever way is possible.)
The Million Mom March takes a middle of the road, sensible stand. Ms. Dees-Thomases speaks of her outrage at the numbers of people killed every year, and together with many others, sought to rally people to end the killing. She led a movement (of which I am proud to be a part)which looks beyond a crime definition of gun violence. The March pulled together various gun control groups, each having a different agenda, to a middle ground which promotes responsible gun ownership, while attempting to close gaps (sales not requiring background checks and limiting gun purchases to one per month) which have created a black market for guns.
I found her description of the dynamics of organization-building fascinating. Anyone mobilizing volunteers can identify with the frustration of pleasing everyone, and dealing with the 151s. Thanks Donna.
Anayalore
In it, Donna portrays herself as the wide eyed innocent who had hardly taken part in such activism before. Years ago, around the inception of the MMM, she portrayed herself as just a naive, innocent housewife, who had just gotten involved with this kind of political activism for the very first time. For example, she told People magazine in 2000: "At first, I didn't know the Brady bill from The Brady Bunch." (Is that a credible claim of ignorance for a woman who served as a "spokesperson/manager of communications" for CBS News from 1987 to 1993?) But the year before, she conceded that for years "I've heard the Sarah Bradys of the world fight our battles and I'm, like, 'Go, Sarah,' but I've done nothing." Years later in her book, she still keeps up this type of facade.
Donna Dees-Thomases: "No one ever turns out for rallies about gun control."
Lisa Myers (NBC): "That's what you were told?"
Donna Dees-Thomases: "That's what I was told."
Myers: "Undaunted, she decided to set up the march herself."
Myers: "What's the biggest thing you've ever organized before?"
Dees-Thomases: "Um, a car pool."
This wasn't a spur of the moment idea of Donna Dees-Thomases, the alleged creator of this "event." Contrary to her portrayal, Thomases is no innocent, well-meaning mom. Not just your average housewife galvanized into action as she tries to portray herself. She's a figment of the liberal media, political, and entertainment industries. She's been a publicist for the "CBS Evening News" and was the flack for David Letterman. She worked as an assistant press secretary to Sen. Bennett Johnston (D-La.) and then Sen. Russell Long (D-La.) from 1979 to 1983.
And-oh, yeah-she's the sister-in-law of Susan Thomases, close friend of Hillary Clinton (and a financial contributor to Hillary's campaign), and -- like Hillary -- a frequent testifier before Congressional committees looking into Clinton multiple-scandaldom. And, like Hillary, Thomases was also a frequent utterer of the "I do not recall" defense. The Wall Street Journal has written a lot about her in their "Who is---?" series, about assorted Clinton cronies who've covered for Bill and Hill's misdeeds in various investigations. (This whole MMM thing is likely the brainchild of Hillary and her ilk.)
I'm sure that putting together this organization and it's "march" was no picnic, and I'm sure there were SOME things along the path that she didnt know about putting this all together. But give me a break from the phony facade of "naive housewife takes on hurculean task for very first time".
Looking for a Few Good Moms: How One Mother Rallied a Million Others Against the Gun Lobby download epub
Politics & Government
Author: Alison Hendrie,Dianne Feinstein,Donna Dees-Thomases
ISBN: 1579549977
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Rodale Books (May 7, 2004)
Pages: 288 pages