Gun violence continues to ravage our country, with mass shootings of four or more people daily, and shootings are now the leading cause of death for children in America. Moreover, 2023 is on pace to set a new record for mass shootings and deaths. Last year, there were over 650 mass shootings, and this year there have already been more mass shootings and school shootings than the number of days in the year.

Still, many in Congress remain stubbornly aligned with the largely unregulated gun industry, refusing to take action on civilian access to military-style assault weapons, including AR-15 assault rifles and large-capacity ammunition magazines involved in many mass shootings. As law enforcement officers, survivors of gun violence, gun owners, policy makers, public health workers, faith leaders, businesspeople, and union members, we respect and support the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. However, as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in the 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller ruling, “Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.”

Scalia further noted that present-day military-style assault weapons did not exist at the time of the nation’s founding and are not protected by the Second Amendment. He stated that “nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of firearms.”

The public’s access to military-style assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines is deadly to law enforcement officers and the public. While a bullet from a typical handgun is designed to penetrate a person’s soft tissue and lacerate organs, a high-velocity round from a military-style weapon is designed to expand and cause maximum soft tissue and organ damage — often proving fatal and rendering victims, especially children, unrecognizable. These high-powered firearms and military ammunition rounds are also specifically designed to penetrate soft body armor, outgun police officers, and kill as many people as possible without the need to reload. By contrast, typical law enforcement service weapons are handguns with 15-round ammunition magazines, and officers — and those they seek to protect — are placed at great risk when forced to reload. 

While easily concealable handguns account for the majority of the average daily 130 firearm deaths and 150 injuries (including a child shot every 30 minutes and seven killed every day), many mass shootings occur with military-style assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines carrying 30 or more rounds. The semiautomatic AR-15, which has accounted for millions of gun sales, was modeled after the M4 carbine and the M16, which was intended for use on the battlefield, not America’s streets.

Assault weapons have no useful purpose for hunting or sport. Hunters are required to obtain a state license and the number of rounds they can carry in their hunting rifles is limited. Duck and deer hunters are limited to three and five rounds, respectively, to protect duck and deer populations. Incredibly, when the purpose is to shoot humans and overpower police officers who have 15 rounds before having to reload, there’s no federal law requiring a gun license or a limit on the number of rounds in a magazine. 

Law enforcement officials are on the front lines and are routinely outgunned by shooters using military-style weapons. They’re dedicated to serving and protecting the people in their communities. Still, as long as Congress allows access to more powerful handguns and rifles designed for war, without even a criminal background check in 32 states, law enforcement officials’ lives are increasingly at risk. Their hands are tied, limiting their ability to keep citizens safe and stop the mass shootings in their communities.


In 1994, law enforcement — including every major national association representing over 450,000 police officers — led the effort to enact the Federal Assault Weapons Ban. Yet Congress allowed the ban to expire in 2004, even though during the 10-year ban there was a 66 percent reduction in the use of banned assault weapons at crime scenes, proving that such a ban effectively saved lives and reduced preventable mass shootings — without prohibiting most firearms. 

Therefore, we implore Congress to enact a new national ban on all military-style assault weapons and ammunition magazines greater than five rounds. Our nation’s citizens should be provided the same respect and consideration our hunting laws currently provide to protect populations of game animals. It will save lives and will not infringe on law-abiding citizens’ rights.


We, the undersigned, implore Congress to enact a new national ban on all military-style assault weapons and ammunition magazines greater than five rounds. We, and the law-abiding people we serve, should be provided the same respect and consideration our hunting laws currently provide to protect populations of game animals. It will save lives and will not infringe on law-abiding citizens’ rights.

Law enforcement

Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian 

Essex County Sheriff Kevin F. Coppinger 

Barnstable County Sheriff Donna Buckley 

Boston Police Commissioner (retired) Ed Davis 

New Orleans Chief of Police (retired) Ron Serpas 

Boston College Chief of Police and Boston Police Commissioner (retired)  William Evans  

Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Chief of Police (retired) and Philadelphia Police Commissioner (retired) Charles Ramsey 

East Bridgewater Chief of Police (retired) Scott Allen 

Plymouth Chief of Police (retired) Mike Botieri 

Gloucester Chief of Police Edward Conley 

Jeffersontown, Ky., Police Major (retired) Brittney Garrett 

Rockport Chief of Police John Horvath 

Marblehead Chief of Police Dennis King 

Arlington Chief of Police (retired) Fredrick Ryan 

Flagler County, Fla., Sheriff (retired) James Manfre 

New York Police Lieutenant (retired) Joanne Naughton 

Canton, Miss., Police Assistant Chief (retired) Juan Cloy 

Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Officer (retired) Ronald E. Hampton 

Rochester, N.Y., Police Chief (retired) Wayne P. Harris 

Tucson Police Chief (retired) Chris Magnus 

Baltimore Police Detective (retired) Deborah B. Ramsey 

Emeryville, Calif., Police Chief (retired) Jennifer Tejada 

Seattle Police Chief (retired) Norm Stamper 

Baltimore Police Major (retired) Mike Hilliard 

Los Angeles Police Deputy Chief (retired) Stephen Downing 

New York Police Officer (former) Jeff Kaufman 

Montgomery County, Md., Police Captain (retired) Sonia Y. W. Pruitt 

San Diego Sheriff’s Department Commander (retired) David Myers 

Michigan State Police Detective Sergeant (retired) Theodore L. Nelson 

Albany Police Chief (retired) Brendan Cox 

Sinclair Community College (Dayton, Ohio) Public Safety Chief Thomas N. Thompson 


Abbey Clements, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn., cofounder of Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence 

Gloria Cazares, mother of Jackie Cazares, murdered at Robbs Elementary School, Uvalde, Texas  

Jaclyn Corin, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Fla.,  cofounder of March For Our Lives 

David Hogg, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Fla., cofounder of March For Our Lives 

Ryan Deitsch, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Fla. 

Megan Ackerman, family member of multiple gun violence victims 

Pamela Barsam Brown, daughter of Sybil Melcon Barsam Sylvestre, murdered in California 

Elaine Becker, Roanoke, Va. 

Denise Brown, parent of Roman E. Bradley, murdered in Miami 

Cynthia Bruce, parent of Marcus Downer, murdered in Baltimore  

Amy Bruner, daughter of Richard Bruner, murdered in Des Moines 

Kimberly Brusk, domestic and gun violence survivor, Michigan 

Andrea Chamblee, wife of John McNamara, murdered at the Capital Gazette News, Annapolis, Md. 

Ellen Crafts, daughter of Robert Scherer who died by suicide by gun 

Jessica Craven, cousin to Kristin who took her own life with a handgun 

Romania Dukes, parent of De'Michael Dukes, murdered in Miami  

Shenna Foster, parent of Walter Thomas, murdered in Waldorf, Md. 

Paul Friedman, grandnephew of Elizabeth Shulkin, murdered in Miami 

Diana Garlington, mother of Esscence T. Christal, killed in Providence 

Greg Gibson, author of “Gone Boy” and father of Galen Gibson, murdered with an assault rifle at Simon’s Rock college  

Wayne Gilbert, brother of Dr. Ronald Gilbert, murdered in Newport Beach, Calif. 

Tonya R. Godwin-Baines, daughter of Robert Godwin, murdered in Cleveland 

Marion Gray-Hopkins, mother of Gary Hopkins Jr., murdered in Lanham, Md. 

Roxanna Green, parent of Christina-Taylor Green, murdered in the Safeway Tucson mass shooting 

Lori Haas, parent of student survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre  

Holly Hall, survivor of California State University, Fullerton 1976 massacre  

Cyrena Arokium, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn. 

CJ Hoekenga, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn., cofounder of Safer Tomorrow 

Jackie Hegarty, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn. 

Pamela Hight, mother of Ya-Quin English, murdered in Troy, N.Y. 

Renee Hopkins, brother of Arnie, fatally shot at his school in Moses Lake, Wash. 

Christine Ilewski, daughter of John who committed suicide 

Celeste Iroha, niece of Noel Njoku, murdered while working as a DoorDash driver in Maryland 

Rachael Joseph, niece of Shelley Joseph-Kordell, murdered in Minnesota courthouse shooting 

Farideh Kioumehr-Dadsetan, aunt of Kian Joon 

Rachel Krauss, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn. 

Camila Kuntz, aunt of Jonathan Michael O’Shaughnessy, killed in Minnesota 

Gwendolyn La Croix, mother of Jonah who took his own life with an unsecured firearm 

Vita Larkin, cousin of Joseph, killed in an armed robbery 

Marsha Lee, mother of Tommy Lee, murdered in Illinois 

Sarah Lerner, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Fla., cofounder of Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence 

Denise Marks, Dover, Del. 

Cathy Marshall, Dexter Township, Mich. 

Melody Geddis McFadden, daughter of Patricia Ann Geddis, killed in South Carolina, and aunt of Sandy Pa’Trice Geddis Barnwell, killed in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  

Miriam Meisler, family member of gun violence victim, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Charlene Mokos Hoverter, sister of Diane Mokos Kriz, fatally shot in Chicago 

Sydney Montstream-Quas, cousin of Johnny Montstream, murdered in Rochester, N.Y.  

Giselle Morch, mother of Jaycee Webster, fatally shot in Maryland 

Emily Nottingham, mother of Gabe Zimmerman, murdered in the Safeway Tucson mass shooting 

Mia Livas Porter, sister of Cipriano C. Livas Jr. who died by gun suicide 

Deborah Parker, parent of Lindsay, murdered in Chandler, Ariz., with an AR-15-style rifle 

Nicholas Payne, father or Rebecca, murdered in Mission Hill, Boston 

Maria Pike, mother of Ricky Pike, shot in Chicago 

Laura Pitchford, sister of a Salon Meritage mass shooting victim in Seal Beach, Calif. 

Cristen Rescigno, cousin of Daniel Barden, murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn. 

Judi and Wayne Richardson, parents of Darien, killed in Maine 

Gail Schwartz, aunt of Alex Schachter, murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Fla. 

Kaylee Reder, Saugus High School shooting, Santa Clarita, Calif. 

Jaimee Roeschke, Saugus High School shooting, Santa Clarita, Calif. 

Madison Roeschke, Saugus High School shooting, Santa Clarita, Calif. 

Aimee Roeschke, parent of Madison and Jaimee who survived Saugus High School shooting 

Carol Rodgers, shooting survivor from Elk Grove, Calif. 

Mia Safford-Lee, sister to Thomas R. Lee II, murdered in Harvey, Ill. 

Joseph Sakran, shot in throat with a .38-caliber in Burke, Va., now a trauma surgeon 

Alicia Schemel, daughter of Captain Donald M. Schemel, murdered in Illinois 

Clare Senchyna, mother of Camilo Senchyna-Beltran, killed in San Francisco 

Ruth Senchyna, aunt of Camilo Senchyna-Beltran, killed in San Francisco 

Tiffany Shepis-Tretta, mother of Mia, injured in Saugus High School shooting, Santa Clarita, Calif. 

Kristin and Mike Song, parents of Ethan, killed at neighbor’s house with unsecured gun, in Guilford, Conn. 

Barbara Stowe, sister to Patricia Springer, shot in North Carolina by ex-boyfriend 

Danika Sudik, partner of Christian Reynoso, murdered in Sun Valley, Calif.  

Giesela Tanner, mother of Ellis Reed, fatally shot in Fullerton, Calif. 

Jessica Treat, mother of Michael Lopretta, murdered in Fairfield, Calif. 

Ka Lor Vang, sister of Gina Xiong, murdered on Mother’s Day in Stockton, Calif. 

Sedona Verrett, Edmund Burke school shooting survivor, Washington, D.C. 

Tamara Verrett, mother of a student who survived Edmund Burke school shooting,  Washington, D.C. 

Michele Voigt, niece of Louise Zylwitis who died by suicide with a gun 

Bethany Webb, sister of Laura Webb, murdered in Salon Meritage mass shooting in Seal Beach, Calif. 

Elizabeth Wiegard, mother of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, Fla.) shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez 

Jane Weiss, aunt of Veronika, murdered in the Isla Vista, Calif., mass shooting 

Stacey Wesch, mother of Olivia Wesch, survivor of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, Fla.) shooting 

Nicole Williams, mother of Antonio Maurice Wilson Jr., murdered in Los Angeles 

Greta Willis, parent of Kevin L. Cooper, fatally shot by police when he was 14 years old, Baltimore 

Missy Zeitsoff, mother of Justin, murdered in Los Angeles 

Megan O’Donnell Clements, survivor of Las Vegas music festival mass shooting where the gunman used a Smith & Wesson AR-15 manufactured in Massachusetts 

Nicole Cook, parent of child who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, Fla.) mass shooting where the gunman used a Smith & Wesson AR-15 manufactured in Massachusetts 

Fred Guttenberg, parent of Jamie, murdered in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, Fla.) mass shooting with a Smith & Wesson AR-15 manufactured in Massachusetts 

Stephanie Jacobs, survivor of Highland Park, Ill., mass shooting where the gunman used a Smith & Wesson AR-15 manufactured in Massachusetts 

Abby Kisicki, survivor of the Highland Park, Ill., mass shooting where the gunman used a Smith & Wesson AR-15 manufactured in Massachusetts 

Manuel and Patricia Oliver, parents of Joaquin, murdered in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, Fla.) mass shooting with a Smith & Wesson AR-15 manufactured in Massachusetts 

Lonnie and Sandy Phillips, parents of Jessica, murdered in Aurora, Colo., with a Smith & Wesson AR-15 manufactured in Massachusetts 

Samuel Schwartz, cousin of Alex Schachter, murdered in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, Fla.) mass shooting with a Smith & Wesson AR-15 manufactured in Massachusetts 

Angela Weber, gun owner and parent of survivor of mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, Fla.) where the gunman used a Smith & Wesson AR-15 manufactured in Massachusetts 

Garnell Whitfield, son of Ruth Whitfield, murdered in Buffalo with an AR-15 

Fred and MJ Wright, parents of Jerry, murdered at Pulse nightclub in Orlando with a SIG Sauer MCX 

Chaplain Clementina Chéry, president and CEO of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and mother of Louis D. Brown, caught in the cross fire of a shootout in Dorchester 

Faith leaders

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., archbishop, Boston Archdiocese 

The Most Rev. William D. Byrne, bishop, Springfield Archdiocese 

The Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, bishop, Worcester Diocese 

The Most Rev. Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., bishop, Fall River Diocese 

The Rev. Anne E. Derse, deacon, St. John’s Norwood Episcopal Church 

The Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos, minister, Unitarian Universalist Church  of Brunswick, Maine 

The Rev. Sari Ateek, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish, Maryland 

The Rev. Eugene Dyszlewski, pastor, Lime Rock Baptist Church, Lincoln, R.I. 

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Good, Calvary Church Arlington 

Pastor Ray Hammond of Greater Boston Interfaith Organization 

The Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, co-pastor, Bethel AME Church, Boston 

The Rev. Burns Stanfield, president of Greater Boston Interfaith Organization 

The Rev. Holly R. Jackson, pastor, United Church of Christ of Germantown, Md. 

The Rev. Jeffrey Brown, associate pastor, Twelfth Baptist Church, Roxbury, and cochair, Board of Directors, Embrace Boston 

The Rev. Hope Christensen, executive director, The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute 

The Rev. Michele H. Morgan, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Capitol Hill, D.C. 

The Rev. Dr. Frances W. Rosenau, pastor, Culver City Presbyterian, and niece of Bryan McCracken who died by gun suicide 

The Rev. Rob Schenck, D.Min., founder of The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute  

Jeremy Langill, executive minister, Rhode Island State Council of Churches 

The Rev. Jason Smith, executive director, BPFNA/Bautistas por la Paz 

The Rev. Robert Tiller, American Baptist Church (retired) 

The Rev. David Wright, executive director of Black Ministerial Alliance of Boston 

The Rev. Laura Martin, associate pastor, Rock Spring UCC, Arlington, Va.  

The Rev. Phyllis Myung, associate pastor, Acton 

The Rev. Jennifer Whipple, associate pastor, Congregational Church of Brookfield, Conn.  

Sister Diane Smith, St. Joseph of Carondelet 

Sister Rose Therese Nolta, SSpS, Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, USA-JPIC 

Senior Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman, Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline 

Senior Rabbi Claudia Kreiman, TBZ, Brookline 

Rabbi Danny Burkeman, Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland 

Rabbi Wes Gardenswartz, Temple Emanuel, Newton 

Rabbi Suzie Jacobson, Temple Israel, Boston 

Rabbi Jay Perlman, Temple Beth Shalom, Needham 

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism 

Rabbi Michelle Robinson, Temple Emanuel, Newton 

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, scholar in residence, National Council of Jewish Women 

Rabbi Benjamin J. Samuels, PhD, Congregation Shaarei Tefillah, Newton 

Rabbi Cantor Hollis Schachner, Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland 

Rabbi Toba Spitzer, Congregation Dorshei Tzedek and MA Board of Rabbis (former)

Rabbi Elaine Zecher, Temple Israel, Boston 

Amanda Berman, executive director of Zioness Movement 

Sheila Katz, CEO, National Council of Jewish Women 

Athena Fulay, Community of Sant’Egidio 

Kathleen Higgins, worship leader, WellSprings UU Congregation 

Margaret Hilton, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Maryland 

Angela Howard-McParland, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Rhode Island 

Sister Maria Orlandini, of St. Francis of Philadelphia, Franciscan Action Network 

Susan Bender, representing the DC Area Interfaith Network of 54 faith leaders 

The Rev. David Wright, Esq., Peoples Baptist Church, Roxbury 

Policy makers

Representative Katherine Clark, Democratic whip  

Representative James McGovern 

Representative Bill Keating 

Representative Steve Lynch 

Representative Seth Moulton 

Representative Lori Trahan 

Representative Jake Auchincloss 

Representative Ayanna Pressley 

Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey 

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu 

Massachusetts House Speaker Ronald Mariano 

Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka 

State Representative Marjorie Decker 

State Representative James Arena-DeRosa 

State Representative Jennifer Armini 

State Representative Christine Barber 

State Representative Ruth Balser 

State Representative Peter Capano 

 State Representative Daniel Carey 

State Representative Tackey Chan 

State Representative Michelle Ciccolo 

State Representative Rob Consalvo 

State Representative Manny Cruz 

State Representative Josh Cutler 

State Representative Kip Diggs 

State Representative Carol Doherty 

State Representative Kate Donaghue 

State Representative Mindy Domb 

State Representative Bill Driscoll 

State Representative Patricia Duffy 

State Representative Rodney Elliott 

State Representative Sally Kerans 

State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier 

State Representative Dylan Fernandes 

State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante 

State Representative Michael Finn 

State Representative Bill Galvin 

State Representative Sean Garballey 

State Representative Judith Garcia 

State Representative Denise Garlick 

State Representative Carmine Gentile 

State Representative Jessica Giannino 

State Representative Ken Gordon 

State Representative Carlos González 

State Representative Danielle Gregoire

State Representative Patricia Haddad 

State Representative Christopher Hendricks 

State Representative Natalie Higgins 

State Representative Kevin Honan 

State Representative Vanna Howard 

State Representative Daniel Hunt 

State Representative Hannah Kane 

State Representative Kristin Kassner 

State Representative Mary Keefe 

State Representative Meghan Kilcoyne 

State Representative Michael Kushmerek 

State Representative Kathy LaNatra 

State Representative John Lawn 

State Representative David LeBoeuf 

State Representative Jack Lewis 

State Representative David Linsky, former assistant district attorney 

State Representative Kate Lipper-Garabedian 

State Representative Jay Livingstone 

State Representative Adrian Madaro 

State Representative Sam Montaño 

State Representative Frank Moran 

State Representative Brian Murray 

State Representative Tram Nguyen 

State Representative James O'Day 

State Representative Steve Owens 

State Representative Sarah Peake 

State Representative Alice Peisch 

State Representative Ted Philips 

State Representative Estela Reyes 

State Representative David Rogers 

State Representative Jeff Roy 

State Representative Lindsay Sabadosa 

State Representative Margaret Scarsdale 

State Representative Paul Schmid

State Representative Dawne Shand 

State Representative Thomas Stanley 

State Representative Steven Ultrino 

State Representative Andy Vargas 

State Representative Thomas Walsh 

State Representative Bud Williams 

State Representative Kate Hogan 

State Representative John Mahoney 

State Representative Paul Donato 

State Representative Simon Cataldo 

State Representative Natalie Blais 

State Representative Christopher Worrell 

State Representative Rita Mendes 

State Representative Tommy Vitolo 

State Senator Cynthia Creem 

State Senator Julian Cyr 

State Senator James Eldridge 

Former Massachusetts attorney general and lieutenant governor Francis X. Bellotti 

Former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis 

Former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick 

Former Massachusetts House speaker Robert DeLeo 

Former first assistant Suffolk County district attorney and former director of public safety, Boston, Daniel P. Mulhern 

Former Massachusetts Senate president Robert Travaglini 

Mayor Paul Brodeur, Melrose 

Unions and associations

IATSE Local 11, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, 168,000 members 

Massachusetts Nurses Association, 25,000 members 

Massachusetts Teachers Association, 115,000 members 

Jeremy Burton, executive director, Jewish Community Relations Council, Boston 

Michael Curry, chair of the National NAACP Board’s Advocacy & Policy Committee and vice chair of the Political Action and Legislation Committee 

Tim Foley, executive vice president SEIU Local 1199, 56,000 members 

Business leaders

Don Law, chairman, Live Nation New England 

Jon Davis, founder and CEO, The Davis Companies 

Josh Kraft, president, New England Patriots Foundation 

Ron Shaich, founder and former chair and CEO of Panera Bread, chair of Cava, Tatte, Level 99, Life Alive 

Bob Rivers, CEO, Eastern Bank 

Carol Fulp, CEO, Fulp Diversity 

Lora Pellegrini, president and CEO, Massachusetts Association of Health Plans 

Jeff Bussgang, general partner and cofounder, Flybridge Capital Partners 

Mary-Jo Adams, executive director, Finca Vigia Foundation 

Anthony & Dd Allen, OTTO Pizza 

Leonard Aron, US Postal Inspector (retired) 

Dave Balter, CEO, Flipside Crypto 

Carolyn Barclift, founder, Build Back Better USA 

Lisa  Bardin, founder, Pepperidge Honey 

Pam Beale, owner, Cornwall’s Restaurant 

Patrick Bench, founder and CEO, Benchmark Strategies 

Alice Benson, Benson Executive Search 

Lauren Broadhurst Cook, CEO of Ellis Early Learning  

Jason Burke, founder, All Stage; cofounder, TBD Angels 

Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, PhD, CEO, IBA-Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción 

Jose Gutierrez, CSO, Danaher 

Ursula Cassidy, SVP People and Culture, Inkhouse 

David Chang, GM, Hunt Club; founding member, TBD Angels 

Tom Coburn, CEO, Jebbit 

Alexandra Drane, CEO, ARCHANGELS 

Korey L. Dudley, owner/director, Children’s House Montessori School, Atascadero, Calif.  

Jana Eggers, CEO, Nara Logics 

Joanne DiFrancesco, JDCommunications Inc. 

Timothy Fulham, Old Colony Partners  

Jamie Goldstein, founder and partner, Pillar VC 

Rebecca Roth Gullo, founder, The Gallows Group 

Garrett Harker, Eastern Standard 

Diane Hessan, CEO, Salient Ventures 

Sarah Hodges, general partner, Pillar VC 

Brian Kavoogian, managing partner, National Development 

Dr. Farideh Kioumehr, researcher, International Health & Epidemiology Research Center 

Samantha McGarry, Inkhouse Public Relations and Communications 

Beth Monaghan, founder and CEO, Inkhouse 

Jon McNeill, CEO, DVx Ventures 

Valerie Ploumpis, national policy director, Equality California 

Barbara Quiroga, president, BQ & Associates 

Jennifer Rego, president, Three Rego Creative 

Dr. Clifford Robinson, director, Business Incubation Boston University (retired) 

Eneida Roman, president and CEO, Amplify LatinX 

John Sasso, president, ADV Strategies 

Robert Stringer, CEO, Crimson Seed Capital 

Joshua Summers, cofounder, TBD Angels 

Adam Towvim, partner, Chameleon Collective; adjunct marketing professor, Brandeis International Business School 

Jill Whitey, Little Sprouts Nanny Services 

Russ Wilcox, general partner, Pillar VC; founder, E Ink 

Kate E. Wood, chief advancement officer, Steppingstone 

Laurie Woodward Garcia, People Power United 

Dr. Heidi Wyle, founder and CEO, Venti Technologies 

Mark B. Glovsky, Esq., Glovsky & Glovsky 

Livia A. Cowan, founder and CEO, Mariposa Inc. 

Steve Walsh, president and CEO, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association 

Medical professionals

Lenworth Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS 

Peter Krims, MD, chief of gastroenterology, Emerson Hospital 

Elizabeth A. Davis, MD, clinical director of addiction care, Cambridge Health Alliance 

Robyn Riseberg, MD, founder, Boston Community Pediatrics 

Halleh Akbarnia, MD, FACEP, emergency medicine physician and gun violence survivor 

Annie Andrews, MD, pediatrician and researcher 

Deborah Goddard, MD, Krauss Dermatology 

Madeline Krauss, MD, Krauss Dermatology  

Michael Bosworth, MD, Krauss Dermatology 

Dr. Katrina Green, MD, FAAEM, emergency physician 

Pamela Norden, MD, Krauss Dermatology 

Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS 

Shikha Jain, MD, FACP, physician 

Emily Cleveland Manchanda, MD, MPH, Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center 

James Hudspeth, MD, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center 

Sabrina E. Sanchez, MD, MPH, trauma surgeon, Boston Medical Center 

Katherine Gergen Barnett, MD, Department of Family Medicine, Boston Medical Center 

Timothy Munzert, LICSW, Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Boston Medical Center 


Sandro Galea, dean, Boston University School of Public Health 

Ira Jackson, former vice provost University of Massachusetts Boston; cofounder, The Civic Action Project 

Robert MacArthur, educator and entrepreneur 

Jack McDevitt, Northeastern University professor 

Sari Beth Rosenberg, NYC public school teacher and cofounder of Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence 

David Rosenbloom, Boston University professor 

Len Schlesinger, Baker Foundation Professor of Business, Harvard Business School 

Kristof Haavik, teacher in Menomonee Falls, Wis. 


Jimmy Tingle, comedian and founder of Humor for HumanityRosanne Cash, musician, singer, songwriter


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