Congresswoman Lucy McBath was first called to advocacy after her son Jordan Davis was murdered in what became known as the “Loud Music Shooting” in 2012. After the loss of her son, Congresswoman McBath began demanding more from our politicians, and she decided that if they would not stand up, someone had to. So, she decided to run for Congress, and  now serves as Vice Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.  One of her first actions as a new Congresswoman was co-sponsoring H.R 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives that February.  

Since then, McBath has been instrumental in passing Red Flag laws as part of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act so that loved ones and law enforcement have more tools to get guns out of the hands of those who may pose a threat to themselves or others. And, for the first time in over two decades, McBath helped procure funding to study gun violence as a public health epidemic.