Pettingill-Long honored as ‘Commonwealth Heroine’

by | Jun 16, 2020

Kim Pettingill-Long of Shrewsbury will be honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2020 class of Commonwealth Heroines. Senator Michael Moore (D-Millbury) recommended Ms. Pettingill-Long for this recognition because of her incredible work on advocating for gun safety and gun control reform.

Ms. Pettingill-Long will be honored with the other Commonwealth Heroines for her outstanding contributions to her organization and community. The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women will be virtually celebrating the seventeenth-annual Commonwealth Heroines Class of 2020. The Commission will be sharing a slideshow provided through a shared link on the original date of the event of June 24, 2020 on our social media platforms.

Ms. Pettingill-Long serves as the State Chapter Lead at Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. While in this position, Kim has been a leading advocate for gun control and gun safety legislation in the Commonwealth, as well as the entire country. She has worked with members on both the federal and state level in an effort to achieve common-sense gun control legislation.

The Commonwealth Heroines are women who don’t make the news but make the difference. Thousands of women in every community of the state perform unheralded acts on a daily basis that make our homes, neighborhoods, cities, and towns better places to live. Commonwealth Heroines use their time, talent, spirit, and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others in their community. They are mentors, volunteers, and innovators who strive to protect and represent the interests of seniors, victims of violence, children, immigrants, and other vulnerable populations. They are the glue that keeps a community together.

“I am so proud to represent people like Kim, as she has been the leading voice in advocating for positive change both in my district and the state,” said Senator Michael Moore (D-Millbury). “It has been a pleasure to work with Kim in the past, and look forward to continue work with her as she continues to push for common-sense gun safety reform.”

“Kim has clearly exhibited over many years a genuine commitment to improving the lives of those in our community and beyond. Having served together on the SYFS board, I know first-hand her passionate advocacy and I am so pleased to see her honored as a Commonwealth Heroine, an award that perfectly encapsulates her giving spirit,” remarked Representative Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury).

This event is made possible with the support of Eastern Bank, Eversource and Flour Bakery.