Congresswoman Lucia McBath is an American gun control advocate and a member of the United States House of Representatives from Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Congresswoman McBath spent 30 years working as flight attendant for Delta Airlines until her 17-year-old son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed in 2012. Following the death of her son, Congresswoman McBath turned to activism. She has dedicated her life to preventing other families from experiencing the same tragedy that she experienced. In 2015, Congresswoman McBath created the “Champion In The Making Legacy Foundation” which provides charitable and educational assistance to graduating high school students.
Congresswoman McBath has served as the national spokesperson and faith and outreach leader for Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. After years of lobbying state and congressional legislators to enact sensible gun laws, she decided to run for office. She decided to run for the Georgia State House in 2017. However, after the Parkland shooting, she decided to run for Congress. She also decided to run because, as a two-time breast cancer survivor and the daughter of two healthcare professionals, she understands the importance increasing accessibility to quality and affordable health care. Congresswoman McBath has authored “Standing Our Ground: The Triumph of Faith Over Gun Violence: A Mother’s Story.” She has also appeared in “3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets,” a 2015 documentary that examined her son’s shooting, and The Armor of Light, a 2015 documentary about gun violence in America.
Dorothy Harris, a 2007 initiate of Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter, is the founder and chief designer of J. Harris designs who took a leap of faith into a second career path after dominating sales in corporate America. After retiring, she set out to fulfill a purpose. Defying the odds as a baby boomer and now entrepreneur, Dorothy has disrupted the fashion industry with her classic clutch line.
Harris Designs is an American-made classic clutch company, transforming the fashion industry through innovative design and versatility. From its origin in 2019, the all-women staffed brand’s mission has been to empower users of any age to be bold and daring. The classic clutches are “Uniquely designed with every woman in mind” featuring ornate skins and textiles. Every clutch features the “Flip of the Flap” technique which offers two style variations in one clutch.
Through a divine pairing between Dorothy and her daughter, the duo entered into QVC’s The Big Find Competition for a chance to launch their classic clutch collection on national television. Out of thousands of entries, J. Harris Designs won the competition! As a result, the duo was selected to showcase J. Harris Designs exclusively on the QVC network to detail their experiences as women in entrepreneurship.