email from Organizing for America, 6/2/16
In 2013, a small group of high school students decided to honor a friend’s life that had been taken by gun violence by wearing orange — the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves. Today, millions of people are coming together to fight for an end to gun violence in America. What those teens started in Chicago has turned into a national movement.
Through the Wear Orange campaign, more than 300 partners — including more than 100 organizations, 90 mayors, and 150 communities — will participate in National Gun Violence Awareness Day. People across the country are wearing orange to remember all those we’ve lost to acts of gun violence — and to call on Congress to do something about it.
Join the movement — add your name to those calling on Congress to do something about gun violence.
If there is even one thing that we can do to save another child, or another parent from the grief that so many others have had to endure, then we have an obligation to try.
We need common-sense gun violence prevention laws passed so that young people can grow up — but we have to stand together, organize and demand meaningful action from Congress.
Every voice matters in this push. Add your name right now to stand with the thousands of people wearing orange today, and demand action on gun violence.
Director of Policy and Campaigns
Organizing for Action