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Sandy Hook Mother Sends Pizza to House Democrats

Notes were attached to the pizza boxes saying "Love Wins!!! Love, Ana's Mom from Sandy Hook"



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    In this file photo from Jan. 14, 2013, Jimmy Greene, left, kisses his wife Nelba Marquez-Greene as he holds a portrait of their daughter, Sandy Hook School shooting victim Ana Marquez-Greene at a news conference at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Connecticut.

    A Newtown mother who lost her daughter in the Sandy Hook massacre lent some help, in the form of food, to the Democratic House members who staged a 25-hour sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives.

    Nelba Marquez-Greene had pizza sent to the lawmakers, who stayed all night on the House floor demanding Speaker Paul Ryan call a vote on gun legislation. 

    Marquez-Greene's 6-year-old daughter, Ana, was one of 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, in Connecticut. She has since become an outspoken proponent of stronger gun control.

    "Ana, mom got pizza to these brave people. #Disarmhate #NoBillNoBreak @HouseDemocrats thank you @repjohnlewis," Marquez-Greene tweeted around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

    Georgia Democrat John Lewis led the sit-it, which began at noon on Wednesday and ended around 1 p.m. on Thursday. 

    On each box of pizza was a note that read "To Congressman Lewis and the House Democrats: Love Wins!!! Love, Ana's Mom from Sandy Hook."

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