First, I want to start this blog post with an introduction of sorts. I do not believe that I ever shared on my blog the new position that I took on with a new organization called 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control. If you have not yet heard of us, you can read our Mission Statement here. On August 23, 2013, I accepted the position of State Coordinator for the Washington state chapter of 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control (1MMAGC).
The past 4 months have been an awesome learning experience and has been a great honor. I am so glad to say that I am involved in the fights for our 2A rights! Thank you to all of the ladies, and men, who have allowed me to work with them. 🙂
Since part of our mission is to educate the public, I have decided that Washington needs to know about our public officials and their gun sense. Politics is something that I have only started to really pay attention to in the past 6 or 7 years, so I’m still pretty new to it all and still learning. Many of you may already know this information, but I think it’s pretty safe to say that there are others out there like me who just don’t know about politics. So this is my attempt to clarify a little and educate.
With that said, let’s begin our first post.
Washington state recently turned over the governor’s seat to Jay Inslee. What does his new role have in store for us?
Jay Inslee is a 5th generation Washingtonian and has been in the public eye since 1985, when he and his wife, Trudi, were involved in building a new public school for Selah, Washington. He has since climbed the political ladder and even had the time to write and illustrate books.
But where does he stand on gun control?
According to the NRA and On The Issues, Jay Inslee receives an F on his gun control issues. You can read more about this information by clicking this link here: http://www.ontheissues.org/House/Jay_Inslee_Gun_Control.htm.
Inslee has been quoted saying that “the availability of guns that hold 30 or 100 rounds doesn’t make sense“. In 1994, Inslee voted in favor of the Federal Assaults Weapons Ban.
Be watching for the new initiatives that are coming out for Washington to vote on. I will blog more about them at a later time. If you’re not registered to vote, please do so here, and help us all to keep our rights. You can also find a voter registration form at any Driver’s License office.
If you are already a voter and would like to join the fight, please find an organization near you to join. There are many of them out there. If you’d like to join 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control, please fill out the volunteer application here and we’ll get back to you shortly. There are many different positions available. It’s not just for moms either, men are welcome and appreciated!
****All information that was gathered for this blog post is included in the links.****