Why I Fight To End Gun Violence: Davoria Williams

Davoria Williams explains how her personal experiences and stories have pushed her to join the fight to end gun violence.


  • Jasmine Hardy
  • Orlando Suazo
  • Jessica Schuman
  • Oshane Mcrae
  • Rukmani Bhatia

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Davoria Williams fights to end gun violence because she lost her only child—her friend, her protector, her world—to gun violence: “I don’t think no parent, as so many of us have, should have to bury our children”

Jasmine Hardy is the video producer at the Center for American Progress. Orlando Suazo is a video contractor at the Center. Jessica Schuman is a former video intern at the Center. Oshane Mcrae is the campaign associate for Gun Violence Prevention at the Center. Rukmani D. Bhatia is a senior policy analyst for Gun Violence Prevention at the Center.

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Jasmine Hardy

Senior Video Producer

Orlando Suazo

Jessica Schuman

Oshane Mcrae

Campaign Associate

Rukmani Bhatia

Senior Policy Analyst

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