Mother of Jordan Davis Running for Office
The mother of slain teen Jordan Davis wants to take her passion and activism to the Georgia State Legislature. Lucy McBath is running to represent Georgia’s 37th district. As the faith outreach leader of Moms Demand Action, McBath has devoted her life to teaching others about the pervasiveness of gun violence. The 1982 University of Georgia advocate worked for Delta Airlines for 30 years and is an active member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. On November 23, 2012, Jordan Davis and his friends stopped at a Jacksonville, FL gas station with their car stereo playing loudly, and was subsequently shot by Michael Dunn. In the few years since Jordan’s death, Lucy has testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the “Stand Your Ground” laws, participated in then-President Obama’s unveiling of My Brother’s Keeper Initiatives for minority young men, and has spoken at the Harvard Kennedy School, Morehouse College, NYU, Yale University, Northeastern University, and the University of Miami. More about her campaign here.