A group of mothers from The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, reached across the aisle to show their support and appreciation for the Democratic representatives fighting for real common-sense gun safety legislation on Thursday. The moment was captured on video, provided by @TheTNHoller. It shows the women pinning a ribbon on Rep. Justin Jones’ lapel. Jones has been one of the most outspoken officials on gun violence.
It was a very moving moment as Melissa Alexander told Jones, “I want you to know, I know that I’m a Republican, but you guys stood up for us. I want you to hear it though.” She added that even though she is from across the aisle, “it’s not like we didn’t care for children before this—we just weren’t active. And now here we are together.” The two hugged, and Jones added, “This is about humanity, and we’re all connected.”
Sarah Shoop Neuman, another Covenant School mother, told Jones, “Once we get going we’re not stopping. So now we’re here with you.” A third Covenant School mother added, “And we are not leaving,” to which Jones replied, “You came back, so I know it.”
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