Gun Sense Now! Maggie Byers and Emilie De Angelis of Moms Demand Action NM

Emilie De Angelis and Maggie Byers of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America - Peri Pakroo, Author and Coach

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting pretty dang sick of mass shootings. After last week’s tragedy in Parkland, Florida, I reached out to Maggie Byers and Emilie De Angelis of Moms Demand Action NM to talk with me on my podcast Self-Employed Happy Hour about recent developments on the gun control front. Yeah, I realize gun control isn’t exactly squarely within the realm of the topic of “self-employment,” but a big reason why I choose to be self-employed is to have time to be active on issues when I can. And now is a time I’m feeling particularly motivated. Having my kids tell me about lockdowns in school is nothing short of crushing.

Moms Demand Action is a bi-partisan grassroots organization fighting the epidemic of gun violence in the US. My co-host Eph Sharpe and I get the lowdown from Maggie and Emilie about the group’s advocacy for common sense gun control legislation and how regular folks can get involved.

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About Peri Pakroo

Peri Pakroo is the founder, Publisher and Editor of Pyragraph. Outside her work with Pyragraph, Peri is a business author and coach, specializing in creative and smart strategies for self-employment, small businesses and nonprofits. Her focus is on helping people build structure for their passions to find success on their own terms. Peri is the author of several top-selling Nolo titles on small business and nonprofits including The Small Business Start-Up Kit, The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit and Starting & Building a Nonprofit. Since 2012 she has produced and hosted the Self-Employed Happy Hour podcast.

Peri accidentally started her first band The Moist Towelettes at the age of 40 with her husband Turtle O’Toole. Since then she has played in a number of bands including The Directory, Bellemah and her own downer-country project, Peri & the FAQs.

In 2012, Peri saw the need for a resource featuring the voices of a wide range of creative workers and the many different career paths they take. She founded Pyragraph to fill this need. Here’s the Pyragraph start-up story.

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