Why I Fight To End Gun Violence: Milagros Burgos

Milagros Burgos is fighting to end gun violence to make sure that people are safe in their own homes.


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

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Milagros Burgos fights to end gun violence, because no one should be senselessly gunned down in their own home, like her daughter Alexandria was. “Alexandria Imani Burgos had the right to live. No one had the right to take her life away,” Burgos said.

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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