Looking for a few good moms : how one mother rallied a million others against the gun lobby
- Donna Dees-Thomases, with Alison Hendrie ; [foreword by U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein].
- Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale, c2004.
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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.
- Foreword p. vii
- Preface p. xi
- Acknowledgments p. xv
- Introduction p. xvii
- Chapter 1 Fertility p. 1
- Chapter 2 Conception p. 25
- Chapter 3 First Trimester p. 47
- Chapter 4 Paternity Suits p. 71
- Chapter 5 Second Trimester p. 89
- Chapter 6 Midwives p. 111
- Chapter 7 Third Trimester p. 127
- Chapter 8 Labor Pains p. 155
- Chapter 9 Delivery p. 179
- Afterword: Postpartum p. 201
- Appendix 1 Recipes for a Revolution p. 205
- Appendix 2 Just the Facts, Mom: A Gun-Issue Primer p. 221
- Index p. 237