Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America used a little wordplay to inspire its lemonade stand campaign designed to pressure the U.S. Congress into passing tougher background check legislation this fall.
"Congress gave America lemons in April when the Senate failed to pass common-sense legislation that would have expanded background checks on all gun sales," said Gina Dasbach, leader of the Hudson Valley Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. "Moms were disappointed by the Senate's failure to at, but we were not deterred and we're making lemonade out of the lemons we were given."
They will hold a lemonade stand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sign of the Times at 112 Main Street in Nyack. Attendees will be able to fill out post cards to send to their legislators at the lemonade stand. Congresswoman Nita Lowey is expected to stop by around noon.