Moms Demand Action founder and a local gun violence survivor to join Martha Paschke for special Facebook Live event in August

Geneva, IL – Martha Paschke, democratic candidate for Illinois’ 65th House District, will tackle gun violence issues during a special virtual event next month with Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts and St. Charles resident Anjum Coffland, who tragically lost her twin daughters at the hands of their father in 2017.

The event will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 on Paschke’s Facebook page.

“Shannon and Anjum are both knowledgeable and passionate advocates, who have a lot of important information to discuss about common-sense gun legislation and gun violence prevention,” said Paschke, who earned the Moms Demand Action “Gun Sense Candidate” distinction this year.

Martha Paschke is a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate for 2020

Shannon Watts is a mother of five and founder of Moms Demand Action, which has established a chapter in every state of the country and is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country, with nearly 6 million supporters.

Anjum Coffland is a resident of St. Charles. In 2017, Coffland’s husband shot her, their twin 16-year-old daughters, Brittany and Tiffany, and then himself. Only Anjum Coffland survived. Since that tragedy, she has become a strong advocate for gun violence prevention.