The D.C. Project
The D.C. Project is a nonpartisan initiative to encourage women to establish relationships with their legislators, and reveal the faces and stories of firearms owners and 2nd Amendment supporters.
Goals of the DC Project
- Highlight the diversity of gun owners and the rising female demographic.
- Encourage the preservation of America’s gun culture, from conservation and commerce to competitive sports, hunting, and self-defense.
- Give legislators an opportunity to meet a real gun owner and 2A supporter and have a resource for information or education on firearms-related topics.
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Step 1: Establish a Relationship with Your Legislators
Call or email your Senators and Representatives and request a meeting.
Adrianna Eschete (Louisiana) suggests: In scheduling meetings with legislators, requesting a meeting with legislative assistants was a more promising approach. When meeting with these assistants, a business card was always offered with a direct email address to that particular person so that open communication can be established, rather than the general contact information provided on the legislator’s website.
Most offices have a staff member dedicated to 2A issues. Lara Smith (California) met with staffers in an office that is strongly opposed to 2A rights and the meeting was overwhelmingly positive. Lara offered to be a resource for information about guns and the staffer was grateful. The staffer told Lara, “I wish I had known you two weeks ago. I spent all day researching a question and you could have probably given me the answer in a 5-minute call.”
Step 2: Share Your Story
Briefly tell your legislator why you value your 2nd Amendment rights. If there are specific federal or state issues being discussed, offer your opinion.
If your legislator will not meet with you, tell his/her staff that you would it to be recorded that a constituent called/visited about this issue.
Find Your Elected Officials
- President, Vice President, and the White House – Contact the White House by submitting your comments or questions online or by phone or fax.
- Members of the U.S. Congress
- State Governors – Learn how to get in touch with your state governor.
- State Legislators – Find the names and current activities of your state legislators.
- U.S. Mayors – Locate mayors by name, city, or population size.
- County Executives – A county executive is the head of the executive branch of government in a county. The county executive may be an elected or an appointed position.
- Other Local Government Officials – This directory can help you find contact information for your city, county, and town officials in your state.
The DC Project began with 50 women, one from every state, traveling to Washington DC to establish relationships with their legislators. These delegates drew from the knowledge of other women from around the country with the same passion about the 2nd Amendment. Together they are a resource for other women to continue the conversations at home.
- Alabama ~ Beth Alcazar
- Alaska ~ Elizabeth Pearch
- Arizona ~ Cheryl Todd
- Arkansas ~ Allison Neil Launius
- California ~ Lara Smith & Julie Waasted
- Colorado ~ Kimberly Corban & Cindy DeSplinter
- Connecticut ~ Brooke Cheney & Holly Sullivan
- Delaware ~ You?
- DC ~ Gayle Trotter
- Florida ~ Anniston Baluyot & Barbara Rumpel
- Georgia ~ Katrina Reed & Christi Connor Tate
- Hawaii ~ You?
- Idaho ~ Autumn Parkin
- Illinois ~ Lori Ann Blackwell
- Indiana ~ Beth Walker & Beth Alcazar
- Iowa ~ Jeanelle Westrom
- Kansas ~ Corinne Mosher
- Kentucky ~ Deb DeSpain & Megan Renee Hogan
- Louisiana ~ Adrianna Eschete
- Maine ~ You?
- Maryland ~ Rebecca King
- Massachusetts ~ You?
- Michigan ~ Jennifer Wyatt
- Minnesota ~ Tiffany & Dakota Overland
- Mississippi ~ Kim Condon
- Missouri ~ Suzi Huntington
- Montana ~ You?
- Nebraska ~ Lori & Samantha Armstrong
- Nevada ~ Amanda Johnson and Michele Evans
- New Hampshire ~ You?
- New Jersey ~ Robin Wright
- New Mexico ~ Tes Salb
- New York ~ Annette Stevens-Dorr and Lauren Hartnett
- North Carolina ~ Tina Martin-Nims & Heather Miller
- North Dakota ~ You?
- Ohio ~ Amanda Suffecool
- Oklahoma ~ Dianna Muller
- Oregon ~ Caitlin Hawkins & Anna Trump
- Pennsylvania ~ Megan Snyder & Kelly Ann Pidgeon
- Rhode Island ~ Daria Bruno
- South Carolina ~ Amy Dillon
- South Dakota ~ You?
- Tennessee ~ Nikki Goeser & Merry Stewart
- Texas ~ Robyn Sandoval & Gabby Franco
- Utah ~ Sarah Weller
- Vermont ~ You?
- Virginia ~ Megan Boland, Amanda Johnson, & Mia Farinelli
- Washington ~ Katy Brown & Susan Hansen
- West Virginia ~ Lynne Russell
- Wisconsin ~ Becky Yackley & Kelly Welke
- Wyoming ~ April Strong
Rally at the U.S. Capitol
The DC Project will host a rally on the West Senate Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 2PM. Speakers will include Dianna Muller, Nikki Goeser, Robyn Sandoval, Amanda Johnson, Dakota Overland, Holly Sullivan, and other women of the firearms industry as they address the rising demographic of female gun ownership; the value of the 2nd Amendment in today’s society; and the importance of the preservation of America’s gun culture, from conservation and commerce to competitive sports, hunting, and self-defense.
Printable Flyer: 2017DCPRally.pdf
The first DC Project rally was held on the Capitol lawn on July 8, 2016:
Printable Flyer: DC Project flyer (.pdf)
Donations can be made through the nonprofit REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition. All donations are tax deductible.
Promote and Support
Equip the future generation of female gun owners to protect their rights. $5 for every shirt goes to the DC Project.