Currently serving as the President of Brady California, Mattie is a gun violence survivor and activist. She is a mother and activist in violence prevention, intervention and educational awareness, Mattie has been on a nation-wide mission to address the root causes of senseless gun violence for the past 21 years. Her faith has carried her through the tragic shooting death of her youngest son, George C. Scott. George was shot and killed on July 17, 1996 while attending a graduation party in his San Francisco, CA neighborhood.
Legislation and Policy Chair
Amanda is Founder and President of the Nevada-Placer Brady Chapter, Co-President of the Sacramento Brady Chapter, and leads the statewide gun violence prevention coalition. She has served since 2005 as the Legislation and Policy Chair for Brady California. As a volunteer legislative advocate in Sacramento, Amanda has been instrumental in the enactment of many significant state firearm laws. Over her tenure, Amanda has helped 83 firearm bills get signed into law, while stopping every bad bill. Click the photo for Amanda's full bio.
Resident Expert: Epidemiology
Loren recently retired after a career in public health with Los Angeles County. As an Epidemiologist, she brings critical skills in data analysis, trends in health and wellness, and community education. Loren has been a leader in the gun violence prevention movement for more than 20 years. She currently serves as board chair of Brady ally, Women Against Gun Violence, has testified before numerous government committees, and serves as a trainer for Brady's Continuing Medical Education.
Chapter Leader, San Diego
Carol got involved with the gun violence prevention movement after the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, and has been leader of the San Diego chapter since 2014. As a retired school teacher, she has been especially concerned with getting the GVP message into local schools. As a result, in 2017, San Diego Unified provided all students with a take-home copy of the ASK letter, and in 2018 included the End Family Fire message on its website. The San Diego chapter works in the San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention coalition, which Carol and other members of the chapter were instrumental in forming. Their work includes getting a safe storage ordinance passed in San Diego and three other cities within the county, working on GVP projects with middle and high school students, speaking and tabling at numerous events.
Immediate Past President
Peggy is the President of the Long Beach Brady Chapter, and is the immediate Past President of Brady California. She became involved in the gun violence prevention movement several years after the robbery and shooting death of her brother. To support the cause of gun violence prevention, she has honed her skills in first amendment protests, vigils, legislative testimony, and election campaigns. Peggy is grateful and is inspired by the heroic work of her fellow Brady activists.
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Resident Expert: Survivors of Gun Violence