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Shannon Watts

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Mary Trump, Shannon Watts & Rachel Bade

Fast Politics with Molly Jong-Fast

The Mary Trump Show’s Mary Trump joins us to talk our new reality since Donald Trump announced his run for the presidency in 2024. Then, Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts stops by to tell us about the effect gun activists had on the midterms. If that weren’t enough, Politico Playbook’s Rachel Bade tells us about the aftermath of the midterms and its effect on the leadership of the two parties. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


17 Nov 2022

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Activism Has To Include Joy (with Shannon Watts)

Last Day

This summer, Stephanie was invited to the White House to hear President Biden give his remarks on the passing of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. Today, she sits down with Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, to reflect on the bill, how we do more, and how in the world she got here. To learn more about Moms Demand Action and how you can get involved, visit https://momsdemandaction.org/ or text the word “READY” to 64433. To find out where your legislators and representatives stand on this issue, visit https://gunsensevoter.org/ Resources: To learn more about the people and organizations featured in this episode and access critical information about suicide and violence prevention visit: https://lastdayresources.simvoly.com/.  Stephanie Wittels Wachs is the host. Jackie Danziger is our supervising producer. Our producers are Kegan Zema and Giulia Hjort. Hannah Boomershine and Erianna Jiles are our associate producers. Andi Kristinsdottir is our audio engineer. Music is by Hannis Brown. Our story consultant is Kaya Henderson. Executive producers are Jessica Cordova Kramer and Stephanie Wittels Wachs. This season of Last Day is created in partnership with the Kendeda Fund, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation, Levi Strauss & Co, and Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. Follow Stephanie on Twitter and Instagram at @wittelstephanie. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. If you want to continue the conversation with other listeners, please join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/lastdaypodcast.  By the way, we have three whole other seasons! Go listen to them wherever you’re listening right now. You can also get premium content and behind the scenes material by subscribing to Lemonada Premium on Apple Podcasts. Want to become a Lemonada superfan? Join us at https://joinsubtext.com/lemonadasuperfan.   Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors. To follow along with a transcript, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/lastday shortly after the air date.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


7 Sep 2022

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151: Shannon Watts & Ashley Castillo

iGen Politics

Jill and Victor are joined by another intergenerational power team consisting of leaders and activists Shannon Watts and Ashley Castillo to talk about the need to end gun violence once and for all.  In their conversation, they break down the ways to facilitate bi-partisan action, how to rally communities across the country, and the role of youth and women play in making the changes we desperately need. Get More From Shannon Watts:  Twitter | Moms Demand Action | Instagram | Everytown Get More From Ashley Castillo:  Twitter | Students Demand Action Recent Article By Victor Shi: On encouraging young people to run for office Get More From Victor and Jill:  Jill Wine-Banks: Twitter | Facebook | Website | Author of The Watergate Girl: My Fight For Truth & Justice Against A Criminal President | iGen Politics Victor Shi: Twitter |Medium | Blog w/Jill Wine-Banks |  Former Biden Delegate: @Bideninaugural | iGen Politics Email iGen Politics at igp@politicon.com Or tweet using #iGenPolitics


17 Aug 2022

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08-02-2022 HR 1 Shannon Watts at it again

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Mark and Andy Hooser discuss Shannon Watts at it again


2 Aug 2022

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07-19-2022 HR 2 ATF hassles legal gun owner continued and Shannon Watts runs her mouth. Again.

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ATF hassles legal gun owner continued and Shannon Watts runs her mouth. Again.


19 Jul 2022

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Ep. 75 – The Assault Rifle & the Lotus w/ Shannon Watts

The Road Home with Ethan Nichtern

In the wake of the recent gun violence tragedies in America, social activist Shannon Watts rejoins the podcast for a conversation on what we can do to prevent gun violence.This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/beherenowShannon Watts, a mother of five, social activist, and Buddhist practitioner; is the founder of Moms Demand Action, a leading force for gun violence prevention, and is an active board member of Emerge America and Rise to Run, two of the nation’s leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office. Watts is a contributor to The Huffington Post and Medium, and her writing has appeared in Vogue, Time, and The Washington Post. Shannon recently authored, Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


13 Jun 2022

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How We’ll Save Our Kids From the Gun Lobby’s Greed with Shannon Watts

We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle

1. Why guns are now the leading cause of death for American children and teens, and who is profiting from America’s suffering.2. What to say today when your child leaves the house to help protect them from gun violence.3. The lie our leaders are selling us about why they won’t pass the reforms that 90% of Americans want, and how one mom became the NRA’s biggest nightmare.4. How to safeguard our kids from the negative impact of for-profit active shooter drills in schools. About Shannon:Shannon Watts was a stay at home mother of five when she founded Moms Demand Action, the nation’s first and largest grassroots movement fighting against gun violence – and the most powerful counter-movement the gun lobby has ever faced. Moms Demand Action now has a chapter in every state and, with over 8 million supporters, is now larger than the National Rifle Association. For almost ten years, Moms Demand Action volunteers have stopped the NRA’s priority legislation in statehouses roughly 90 percent of the time, helped pass hundreds of gun safety laws across the country, changed corporate policies and educated Americans about secure gun storage. Shannon’s book, Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World, is now available in paperback.TW: @shannonrwattsIG:@shannonrwatts To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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26 May 2022

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We Need To Talk About Guns (with Shannon Watts and DeAndra Dycus)

The Suburban Women Problem

We were deeply upset by the tragic mass shootings last weekend, so today, we need to talk about guns. Amanda Weinstein, Jasmine Clark, and guest host Katie Paris discuss how frustrating it is to feel like politicians are doing nothing while thousands die from gun violence. The majority of Americans support common sense legislation on firearms, so we need to stay loud and let our leaders know that we demand better.Indiana mom DeAndra Dycus joins the pod to share her personal connection to this issue: after a stray bullet paralyzed her teenage son, she started an organization called Purpose for My Pain to support other families who have been affected by gun violence. DeAndra also spoke at the 2020 Democratic National Convention and published a book, Beautiful Resilience: Stories of Inspiration on Living Through a Mother's Grief.After that, Amanda interviews Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action. They discuss what moms can do to fight for better gun legislation, why it’s important for more women to run for office, and how Shannon stays positive and hopeful while working on such a devastating issue. They also find a little time to talk about Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Warren, and Shannon’s favorite yoga pose. Finally, Amanda, Jasmine and Katie raise a glass to community support, to the women of SWEEP, and to attending the Georgia Democratic State Dinner in this week’s “Toast to Joy.”If you’re ready to join the Great Troublemaker Turnout, please sign up here! Talking to the people in your network is the most impactful way to influence voters, and Red Wine & Blue is committed to providing everything you need to tap into this super power: training, tools, community, and support. Suburban women are taking a stand - join us!For a transcript of this episode, please email theswppod@redwine.blue.


18 May 2022

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What Can We Do About Guns? – PG:CC with Shannon Watts

The PoliticsGirl Podcast

Today’s PoliticsGirl: Candid Conversation is Shannon Watts, founder of Mom’s Demand Action, the largest grassroots group fighting gun violence in America. We talk about what it takes to make a difference, the power of grassroots action and the power of numbers. The majority of America wants common sense gun legislation. Why can’t we get it? Or can we? And what can you do to help? It’s a terrific conversation with a brilliant, passionate advocate. I think you’ll find yourself feeling inspired. Even if it’s just to further the conversation. Guest social:Instagram: http://instagram.com/shannonrwatts/Twitter: https://twitter.com/shannonrwattsBook: https://fightlikeamother.org https://momsdemandaction.orgTEXT: “READY” to 64433 to join a Moms Demand Action chapter in your area!https://www.everytown.orghttps://emergeamerica.orgPlease RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward! All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirlThank you to today’s sponsors! https://www.littlepassports.com/politicsgirlhttps://www.thirdlove.com/politicsgirl https://athleticgreens.com/politicsgirl


26 Apr 2022

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Shannon Watts: The State of Gun Reform Efforts in 2022

Burn the Boats

Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action, a grassroots organization that advocates for and passes common sense gun laws. We’ve invited her back on the show to check in on the status of gun safety efforts and to learn what they might mean for candidates in the 2022 midterms.Visit MomsDemandAction.org and Everytown.org to learn more about Shannon and gun safety efforts. You can find these organizations on all social media platforms. You can also follow Shannon on Twitter at @ShannonRWatts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


9 Mar 2022