Vote for a Gun Sense Candidate

Bob Mokos was the middle child of 7 children.  He grew up in Chicago and went to a Boy's club where he learned how to shoot and compete on a Rifle Team.  According to Bob, at that time, the NRA was a gun safety organization.  Bob grew up to become a pilot for Northwest Airlines and... Continue Reading →

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Start The Conversation

  Marit Brock is a mother from Minnesota.  At the time of the Sandy Hook School shooting, her youngest child was in first grade.  She said it was hard for her to understand how sweet innocent children could be murdered in the beautiful world of elementary school.  It pushed her over the edge from thinking... Continue Reading →

Everytown For Gun Safety

Erin Dando was a mom living in South Carolina with her family five years ago when the shooting at Sandy Hook School took place.  She recalled walking home with her children from school and for the first time feeling that her children might not be safe. The gun violence in Connecticut had an impact on... Continue Reading →

Seeking a Better Life

Haroon came to this country in late 2014 from Afghanistan with his wife and children.   They first settled in Baltimore, where they felt unprepared and in shock, but hopeful for a better future. Haroon worked as a translator/fixer for war correspondents at NBC News in Kabul during 2001-2003.  He had accompanied news correspondents to... Continue Reading →

Leading By Example

Jane Leu, founder of Upwardly Global (UpGlo), believes in the potential of immigrants and a globally diverse workforce.  She grew a network of forward thinking corporate partners and helped them examine their institutional frameworks and ask themselves if their practices are inclusive or exclusive to create positive lasting change. Jane was an Assistant Director in... Continue Reading →

A Refugee Story

When Meg Karki was 3 years old, his family fled their home country of Bhutan and spent the next 19 years in a refugee camp in Nepal.  There, Meg went to school, studied and grew up.  They lived among 1400 hundred families in a bamboo thatched hut provided by a refugee agency.  He said life... Continue Reading →

Collaborating to design a place of hope

  I had the privilege to speak with Sam Bishop, head of Research and Communications at Montaag, a design firm in Berkeley, California.  Montaag was chosen by the founders of 1951 Coffee, Rachel Taber and Doug Hewitt, to design their unique mission-driven coffee shop.  After the team at Montaag heard 1951's clear mission, impact and challenge,... Continue Reading →

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