A spokeswoman for a grassroots group formed to prevent gun violence, Moms Demand Action, will present information about her group at the Women for Kansas Barton County Chapter meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156, Great Bend. The public is invited to attend.
Shannon Watts, a mother of five, founded a Facebook group after the Sandy Hook tragedy, with the message that all Americans can and should do more to reduce gun violence. That original action morphed into a movement of concerned citizens and survivors working together with other partners to prevent gun violence.
Wichita MDA group leader Shannon Halbur will give the presentation Sunday.
Women for Kansas (womenforkansas.org), a non-partisan organization, focuses on encouraging moderate political policies. WFK is a grassroots initiative designed to energize and educate individuals and groups of women across the state for the purpose of advocating for moderate policies, providing knowledge and tools to engage in the political process.
For additional information about the meeting contact Pam Martin by calling 620-285-1083.