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Mothers of the Movement to campaign for Clinton

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The "Mothers of the Movement," as they're called, say they stand behind Clinton's stance on gun control. (WFSB/YouTube) The "Mothers of the Movement," as they're called, say they stand behind Clinton's stance on gun control. (WFSB/YouTube)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

A group of mothers who have lost their children to gun violence will campaign for Hillary Clinton around the state.

The "Mothers of the Movement," as they're called, say they stand behind Clinton's stance on gun control. The group is calling for comprehensive background checks, holding irresponsible dealers accountable and for police reform. 

"As a mother who lost her child, I was going to standup and challenge the system and continue to tell my story," Lucia McBath said. 

McBath's teenage son, Jordan Davis, was shot to death in 2012 after an argument over loud music. She says it's her life's mission now to tackle gun violence

"We need to be accountable in making sure that my community is just as safe as any other person in this country."

Annette Holt, whose son was killed on a Chicago bus while protecting a friend several years ago, will also be campaigning today.

Events are planned in the Hartford and New Haven this morning. 

Monday's events include:

Parent to Parent Roundtable
When: 10:30 AM, April 18, 2016
Where: North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry St, Hartford
 
Meet & Greet at Park Ridge Apartments
When: 2:30 PM, April 18, 2016
Where: Park Ridge Apartments, 10 Hard St, New Haven
 
Community Roundtable With Annette Nance-Holt, Lucia McBath and New Haven Mayor Toni Harp
When:  5:00 PM, April 18, 2016
Where: Betsy Ross Magnet School, 150 Kimberly Ave, New Haven

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