(KRNB) – A mother of a teen son who as killed by gun violence in 2012, turned has turned her grief into action in more ways than one. Lucy McBath worked with ‘Moms Demand Action,’ and the Trayvon Martin Foundation in the early months after her son Jordan Davis’ death. He was fatally shot in the head at a Jacksonville, Florida gas station for playing loud music by then 47-year old Michael Dunn – a white man – who was eventually convicted after two trials of first degree murder. Dunn was sentenced to life without parole.
This past week, McBath is among some 100 women elected to Congress in the 2018 Midterms; she’ll be representing Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.
Gun Sense Candidate (and our former spokesmom!) @LucyWins2018 was elected to represent GA-06 in Congress!
Lucy McBath ran on a gun safety platform in the name of her son, Jordan Davis, who was shot and killed in 2012, and she’ll be a fierce proponent of common-sense gun laws. pic.twitter.com/1glXowfuTQ
— Moms Demand Action (@MomsDemand) November 7, 2018
On the campaign trail she said, “I’m risking my son’s legacy for the people of this district.”
“I knew that I could no longer sit on the sidelines, while the politicians in the pocket of the gun manufacturing lobby decide the future of our gun laws. What I’m doing today is still mothering his legacy. I’m extending what I would do for my son to my community.”
In reaction to McBath’s win, Democratic pollster Zac McCrary told HuffPost last month, that Georgia was “becoming more Democratic by the day.”
“This win is just the beginning. We’ve sent a strong message to the entire country. Absolutely nothing – no politician & no special interest – is more powerful than a mother on a mission.”
(Source: Diversity Inc.)