A Colorado Springs mother and daughter share a special bond over wanting to raise awareness of gun violence in southern Colorado and across the country.
Madison Tittle is a student at Cheyenne Mountain High School. She led student walkouts after the Parkland, Florida school shooting. Her mom, Tara Loo, saw her daughter raising her voice and wanted to raise hers, too.
Madison is starting Students Demand Action in Colorado Springs, and Tara is a co-founder of Moms Demand Action in Colorado Springs.
Friday is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and Madison and Tara think something needs to be done.
“I think it’s terrifying,” Tara said. “It’s a terrifying time we live in.”
“I feel like we’re working so hard for something, and it feels like nothing is moving forward,” Madison said.
But the topic of gun violence, and raising awareness, has brought the two closer together.
“Watching my daughter get involved really made me want to get involved more,” Tara said.
“It’s really awesome to have someone else in my corner, being like, ‘You got this!'” Madison said.
They both know the importance of using their voices.
“We’re going to do all that we can to make the necessary changes so this doesn’t keep happening,” Tara said.
“For right now, all I really have is my voice,” Madison said. “I think it’s important to raise your voice for those who can’t. Keep going, and keep fighting for what you believe in.”
Saturday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Acacia Park, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action will host a picnic to talk more about the topic of gun violence and get the community involved.
To contact the Moms Demand Action Colorado Springs Chapter, email Tara at email@example.com .
To contact the Students Demand Action Colorado Springs Chapter, email Madison at firstname.lastname@example.org .