Thank you all for signing a MomsRising petition to Walmart asking the retailer — the No. 1 gun seller in the country — to stop selling assault rifles. Yesterday we joined Change.org, SumofUs.org and the Courage Campaign to deliver more than 290,000 signatures to a Walmart manager in Danbury, Connecticut — the closet Walmart to the Sandy Hook Elementary School. We were joined by 80 family members of shootings and other family advocates. Here is the USA TODAY write-up on it.
In related news, here is why some folks should not be allowed to have guns. A neighbor of the Sandy Hook Elementary School who comforted children who fled the school after their teacher was slain has received threatening e-mails and phone calls from gun enthusiasts claiming a “government conspiracy” behind the shootings and that he is a part of it. Sick.
I’ve written about Lily Eskelsen, the vice president of the National Education Association. It looks like she is up for the presidency of the organization this summer, which would make her the highest ranking Hispanic woman in a union. Check out this Voxxi story on her and her humble beginnings.
What else is in the news? What’s up with you?