I just wrapped up a few days in New Hampshire. This was my first time campaigning on my own during the Presidential race. I went on a few solo trips during the senate race, and while my pitch wasn’t always perfect and my responses unrefined, people always appreciated that I showed up. This time though, the stakes felt higher, the scrutiny more intense. Perhaps because I knew people would inevitably be recording so many of my interactions, which will never feel normal.

My fears were quickly put to rest with our first event in Concord. Joined by a small group of gun violence prevention activists, including those with Moms Demand Action and Kent Street Coalition, we had a fantastic conversation about the challenges of advocating for common sense gun laws in states like New Hampshire or Texas, which have such long histories of proud gun ownership. …

Amy O'Rourke

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