Ms. Delus is a face we have seen popping a couple of times. I am guessing that with the whole “NRA wants to kill women” meme and having so many NRA members and friends from the Military, she is needed to act as counter-balance: “See we have a Military Woman that agrees with us.. and she shoots too”! kind of thing.
So, who is Marie Delus? Let her do her own intro:
My name is Marie Delus. I am a United States Marine Corp Veteran of Desert Storm, a Civil Servant in City government, an advocate and member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a Mom, a Grandmother and I am also hurt, disappointed and close to despondent because forty-five so-called “Leaders”, Members of Congress, didn’t have the guts to vote “yes” to common sense Background Checks. On November 11, 2008, my family lost my Nephew, Pierre-Paul Jean-Paul, to a bullet in Cambria Heights, Queens.
Her Linkedin profile is a bit more descriptive:
I have worked for the city as a manager for twelve years, and have worked in city government for over twenty years, and am extremely knowledgeable about New York City’s rules and regulations regarding agency managers and administrative personnel, as well as overall city agency procurement policy and procedures. I am the President of T Flip R, LLC a for-profit organization that assist Not-for-Profit Organizations, Small Business, and Corporation with their community, national and international charitable initiatives. Academically I possess an Executive Masters degree in Public Administration from Baruch College, and a Bachelor of Arts from the College of New Rochelle.
At least she did not play the Stay-at-Home Mom bit. But here is when things start to get a bit fuzzy:
I am currently the Deputy Agency Chief Contracting Officer (Deputy ACCO) for the Office of the Mayor’s Fiscal Operations. In that capacity, I plan, direct and manage contractual/procurement activities for some 45 mayoral units and subdivisions; direct various professional and other staff members in agency research activities and the resolution of various contractual issues; and manage the Accounts Payable, Contracts, Purchasing, Travel & Budget Units
That is the Office of the Mayor of New York City and has held that position for 18 years & 3 months. Now as president of T, Flip R LLC, a for profit corporation that states in its website that they identify charitable initiatives; assist with the preparation of proposals; seek corporation sponsorships and State, Federal grants; organize/host fund-raising and various events. May this be a bit of conflict of interest? I have no problem with a for-profit organization capable of cutting through red tape but doing it while working for a government agency at the same time? Then again I am not hip to Tammany politics.
And she did do Volunteer work in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010, God Bless her for that. According to her blog:
She appears to have spent 2 weeks in what was hell on earth. That is deserving of congratulations.
In her blog (update infrequently, about one or two posts per year after 2010) we also see her gun control activism surface:
The No-Debate policy is nothing new. Moms Demand Social Media will not accept contrary opinions and will ban those who post them. Nothing news there. And she is a wee bit intolerant about those who contrary her on the matter:
But what struck me as funny is that for a former Marine, she does not use the proper terminology or makes the difference between Assault/Military rifles and what is sold to civilians and uses bullets instead of cartridge or rounds. She touts to be a Marine who qualified as Sharpshooter so this should be an easy thing to remember, specially when she states that she enjoyed shooting in the military.
Checking on more of her post, I found this one:
And then, this one:
I am not passing judgement. Her family has a history of dealing with violence and God knows how it may have affected her. I do find fascinating that Everytown and Moms (and the Left in General) have no problem dragging and manipulating people in pain for their political agenda to discard them once their usefulness is over.
And if anybody thinks I am wrong, tell me: Has anybody heard of Andrew Goddard lately? How about Cindy Sheehan? The parents of the Sandy Hook kids mentioned much? It seems that they came with an expiration date, are not useful anymore. They suddenly have the value of a pet Rock, a Mood ring or a Furby.