DC Project

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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Get Involved

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
    • U.S. Senators – Get contact information for your senators in the U.S. Senate.
    • U.S. Representatives – Find the website and contact information for your representative in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • 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.

Delegates

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
  • Colorado ~ Kimberly Corban
  • Connecticut ~ Brooke Cheney
  • Delaware ~ You?
  • DC ~ Gayle Trotter
  • Florida ~ Clover Lawson
  • Georgia ~ Katrina Reed
  • Hawaii ~ You?
  • Idaho ~ You?
  • Illinois ~ Lori Ann Blackwell
  • Indiana ~ Erica Hoadland
  • Iowa ~ Jeanelle Westrom
  • Kansas ~ Corinne Mosher
  • Kentucky ~ Deb DeSpain
  • Louisiana ~ Adrianna Eschete
  • Maine ~ You?
  • Maryland ~ Rebecca King
  • Massachusetts ~ You?
  • Michigan ~ You?
  • Minnesota ~ Tiffany & Dakota Overland
  • Mississippi ~ Kim Condon
  • Missouri ~ Suzi Huntington
  • Montana ~ You?
  • Nebraska ~ Lori & Samantha Armstrong
  • Nevada ~ Amanda Johnson
  • New Hampshire ~ You?
  • New Jersey ~ Robin Wright
  • New Mexico ~ You?
  • New York ~ Annette Stevens-Dorr
  • North Carolina ~ Tina Martin-Nims & Heather Miller
  • North Dakota ~ You?
  • Ohio ~ Amanda Suffecool
  • Oklahoma ~ Dianna Muller
  • Oregon ~ Caitlin Hawkins
  • Pennsylvania ~ Megan Snyder & Patti Kenes
  • Rhode Island ~ Daria Bruno
  • South Carolina ~ Amy Dillon
  • South Dakota ~ You?
  • Tennessee ~ You?
  • Texas ~ Robyn Sandoval & Gabby Franco
  • Utah ~ Sarah Weller
  • Vermont ~ You?
  • Virginia ~ Megan Boland & Jane Horton
  • Washington ~ Katy Brown
  • West Virginia ~ You?
  • Wisconsin ~ Becky Yackley
  • Wyoming ~ April Strong

Rally at the U.S. Capitol

The women of the DC Project held a rally on the Capitol lawn on July 8, 2016, to tell their stories and reveal the faces of American gun owners.

DC Project 2016 Rally
Printable Flyer: DC Project flyer (.pdf)

Speakers

Gabby FrancoGabby Franco ~ Texas
Gabby is most widely known for being a contestant on History Channel’s Top Shot Season Four and Top Shot All Stars. She has been involved in competition shooting for more than 20 years. In September 2000 she participated in the XXVII Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Gabby also won gold and silver medals in many international shooting competitions. Today, Gabby teaches firearms classes around the US to civilians and law enforcement, but calls Dallas her home. She is a NRA News commentator, member of the Remington Shooting team and author of, Troubleshooting: Mastering Your Pistol Marksmanship.

 

Amy DillonAmy Dillon ~ South Carolina
Amy Dillon is a former Marine Corps Drill Instructor and Combat Marksmanship Instructor. Amy served 12 years active-duty and is now committed to pursuing her goals in the firearms industry and legal community. She is certified as a Concealed Weapons Permit Instructor by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, State of Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification, and Georgia Carry Organization. She is also a certified NRA firearms instructor and Chief Range Safety Officer, as well as a Personal Safety Academy Instructor for the SABRE Civilian Safety Awareness Program. Amy is employed as a Firearms Instructor by Palmetto State Armory and freelance writer.

 

Becky YackleyBecky Yackley ~ Wisconsin
Becky Yackley is a competitive shooter and mother, working to promote the 2nd Amendment through writing for Guns America and organizing youth shooting clinics via 2AHeritage.org. Her husband and sons are accomplished shooters as well, and the family has multiple National & World titles, as well as All American, and junior records. She has competed in shooting under NCAA, NRA, USPSA, IPSC and covering disciplines from 3 gun to Smallbore, Highpower rifle, Palma rifle, shotgun, Summer Biathlon, and pistol. This year she is working on two series surrounding shooting for Guns America: one on Competitive shooting, and one on Kids and Guns.

 

Corinne MosherCorinne Mosher ~ Missouri
Corinne Mosher attended the University of Missouri Kansas City where she studied at the prestigious Conservatory of Music. In 2012 after privately teaching for six years, she left her music studio and began working as the lead instructor and Director of Education at Centerfire Shooting Sports. Corinne entered the sport of competitive shooting (3gun) in early 2014 and has quickly gained a national and international following on social media sites. Corinne is married to a local Police Officer and has a 9 year old daughter who enjoys shooting and Kansas City Royals baseball.

 

Cheryl ToddCheryl Todd ~ Arizona
Cheryl Todd, is the owner of AZFirearms.com, Pot Of Gold Estate Auctions, and owner & co-host of Gun Freedom Radio. She has 30 years’ experience in business and holds a degree in Psychology. A wife of over 30 years, mother, and grandmother, Cheryl speaks to the value of her 2nd Amendment Rights through the lens of self-protection and instilling those values in the generations to come. Cheryl is a lifetime member of the NRA, the ASRPA, the AZCDL, and supports Refuse To Be A Victim, Child Safe, and The Eddie Eagle Program.

 

Amanda SuffecoolAmanda Suffecool ~ Ohio
Amanda Suffecool is an engineer who spends her spare time sharing her love of country, constitution and the 2nd Amendment. For more than 13 years she has been an NRA certified instructor in 8 disciplines, along with FEMA, OSHA and ALICE. In 2014 Amanda initiated the not for profit group REALIZE firearms awareness coalition. REALIZE has hosted many public education seminars including; a Police and Community Relations panel discussion, an annual Appraisal Fair, The Preppers Ball, a church self-defense program, and multiple Woman’s Day at the Range programs. Amanda, along with her brother Rob Campbell, host the firearms education radio show, Eye on the Target.

 

Dianna MullerDianna Liedorff Muller ~ Oklahoma
Dianna Muller recently retired from the Tulsa Police Department after 22 years of service. Her assignments included patrol, Street Crimes, Narcotics, and Gangs. After starting a life and career in Tulsa, Diana pursued horse shows and barrel racing until she found 3-gun in 2009. By 2011, she sold her farm and horses to focus on 3 gun and the 2nd Amendment. Dianna has earned a plethora of High Lady wins, and been highlighted by the NRA in “American Warrior”, the Washington Post and NRA Women. She has a passion to introduce the shooting sports and showcasing gun owners and the 2nd Amendment in a positive light.

 

Gayle TrotterGayle Trotter ~ Washington, DC
Gayle Trotter is a mother of six, columnist, political analyst and attorney who regularly appears on TV, most recently on Fox News Channel’s The Kelly File and MediaBuzz and contributes to The Hill, The Daily Caller, Townhall and other well-known political websites. Gayle has an insider’s view of Washington, D.C., serving as senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum, vice president of the Kirkpatrick Society and co-founder of a law firm in the metro D.C. area. Gayle first attracted national media attention in 2013 with her testimony before the United States Judiciary Committee hearing on gun rights and gun violence in America.

 

Kristi McMainsKristi McMains ~ Indiana
Kristi McMains is an attorney licensed in Indiana and Kentucky. On January 26, 2016, Kristi was violently attacked in her car after leaving her law firm in Louisville, Kentucky. Kristi, a vocal advocate for concealed carry rights, was able to defend and save her life by shooting her attacker with her concealed carry weapon, after a significant and terrifying struggle. Since the attack, Kristi had to have reconstructive surgery on her hip and moved home to Indianapolis to heal with her friends and family close-by. Kristi chose to share her story so that other women may be motivated to arm themselves and potentially save their own lives and know that they too can become victors instead of victims. Kristi continues to practice health law and loves spending time with her cat, Peach, and puppy, Reagan.

 

Kimberly CorbinKimberly Corban ~ Colorado
Kimberly Corban works for the Weld County District Attorney’s office and is a mother to two small children. In May of 2006, she was raped by a stranger who broke in to her college-area apartment, but following a successful conviction she released her name to the media and has been educating the public on sexual assault awareness ever since. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and returned for a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. In January of 2016, Kimberly confronted President Obama on CNN’s live town hall asking him why he couldn’t see that his gun control policies were actually making her and her children less safe. Her unwavering voice in the face of adversity has earned her praise as “the modern voice of gun rights” from some of America’s top politicos.

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Donations can be made through the nonprofit REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition. All donations are tax deductible.

 


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