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Every 16 minutes, an American is killed with a gun. Over 90 are shot and killed every day, which places the U.S. as #1 in mass shootings among all other developed nations. This kind of carnage is absolutely preventable but is perpetuated by the NRA’s meddling in the government. The result is that every year, more and more mothers are left childless, their sons and daughters were taken from them by gun violence.

Cynthia Dawkins’ son Timothy was killed by a stray bullet in 2013. Join her in fighting back against the NRA and change the statistics!

Testimony from Cynthia DeShola Dawkins

On August 21, 2013, my youngest son, Timothy, was hit by a stray bullet (9 mm glock 32 round extended clip) and killed. That bullet entered his back and severed his spinal cord, which exited his throat. My son died instantly during that shooting in Washington, DC. No one feels the pain of losing a child like a mother does, which is why I’ve dedicated my life to ending gun violence. The thug that killed my son returned home on May 26. He was acquitted by a jury of first-degree murder, but charged with having an illegal weapon. Timothy had a promising future and didn't deserve to die this way. Our judicial system has failed me and my family. I hold the NRA accountable for my son’s life.

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Cynthia DeShola Dawkins (timothydawkinselproject@gmail.com) is the founder of Timothy Dawkins-El Project, Co-founder and Vice President of Coalition of Concerned Mothers (COCM) in Washington, DC. She is a Fellow with Everytown for Gun Safety and Survivor Network and a partner with CODEPINK.  Ms. Dawkins is a gun violence survivor and activists. She holds a MSW. She is the mother of Timothy D. Dawkins-El, who loss his life in the crossfire of a shooting in Southeast, Washington DC on August 21st 2013. She was invited to the White House by President Obama on January 5, 2016. She has been a guest on CNN and a Keynote Speaker for the Wear Orange Campaign and the Unity Rally on Hatred & Gun Violence in Washington, DC. 

Martha Durkee-Neuman (martha@codepink.org) is a CODEPINK activist from Washington State who lives in Washington DC. In 2012, Martha loss a dear host sister to a random act of gun violence in Portland Oregon. Ever since, Martha has been dedicated to the struggle for social justice and the fight for commonsense gun reform. She studies human services at Northeastern University where she works as a family advocate for Crossroads Family Shelter. She has been a health educator with Peer Health Exchange, a leader with the Sexual Assault Response Coalition, a co-founder of the NU Unitarian Universalists, and a delegate to the NU Interfaith Council. She currently works for CODEPINK.

Email Cynthia DeShola Dawkins or Martha Durkee-Neuman if you have any questions, comments, or ideas!