Six years later his mother, Lucy McBath, has won the Democratic House nomination in Georgia’s Congressional 6th District. Since her son’s murder McBath has, traveled across the country to speak with lawmakers and meet with gun violence survivors and joined Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, driven by her mission to save children from guns.
“What I began to recognize is that I can keep helping to build this national movement and organize for gun violence prevention,” McBath said. “But you’ve got to have people on the inside that are willing to do the work, creating the bills and initiatives, who will push the issue. You’ve got to have gun-sense champions on the inside. Until I’m able to create real, hard, systemic change, broad change that saves a large number of lives, there’s no justice. We’ve got children dying in the classroom. Where’s the justice in that?” She told CNN.
McBath reportedly defeated business owner Kevin Abel in the runoff election and will now go against Republican Rep. Karen Handel in November. One of the goals for McBath is to become a supporter in Washington for future student activists.
“I’m still a mother. I’m still parenting. That’s why I believed this was the time to stand up,” McBath said.
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