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Today is an especially hard time for my family. In 2012 on Black Friday, my son Jordan was shot and killed.

I always spend this time of the year in deep reflection. I think about my son, my faith, and my family.

I recall my statement on the stand to my son's killer:

“There will be no graduation, daughter-in-law, or future generation for us. I too must be willing to forgive, and so I choose to forgive you for taking my son’s life. I pray that God has mercy on your soul.”
As each Black Friday goes by, I deeply mourn Jordan’s death.

But I take time to reflect on the process we have made.

We’ve fought dangerous Stand Your Ground laws in states around the country.

We won a historic election in 2018, in a district where no Democrat had reached 40% in the general election in 20 years.

And now, I’m taking on the fight for gun safety reform in Congress. The American people stand with us in this fight. They deserve action.

In 2019, we’ve already had more mass shootings in America than there are days in the year.

7 years after Jordan’s death, our fight is not over, and I need you to play a part in our movement, folks.

FOLLOW and SUPPORT orgs doing the work like: @Ribbons4Jaime, @MaurasVoice, @bradybuzz, @giffordscourage, @Everytown,
@MomsDemand, @AMarch4OurLives, and @MFOLGeorgia.
And most importantly: Volunteer for, donate to, and vote for candidates in 2020 who promise to do something about our gun violence epidemic, and who promise to stand up to the

We are going to win this fight. We cannot afford to lose.
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