Wear Orange is June 3 – 5
We’re just a little over one month away from National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Weekend!
Every year on the first Friday in June, members of our movement come together to honor survivors of gun violence and demand a future free from this crisis. Moms, students, veterans, survivors, and others wear orange throughout the weekend to show their support—in every state across the country.
Wear Orange originated on June 2, 2015—what would have been Hadiya Pendleton’s 18th birthday. Just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013, she was shot and killed at the age of 15. In the aftermath, teenagers in Chicago who wanted to honor their friend wore orange to raise awareness around gun violence.
Today, Wear Orange honors Hadiya and the more than 110 people shot and killed every day in the United States, as well as the hundreds more who are wounded.
Thank you for being a part of this movement. We can’t wait to see you wearing orange in just a few weeks.
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund
P.S. Are you a student graduating this year? Make sure to request your gun violence prevention graduation honor cord.
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund (the “Everytown Support Fund”) is the education, research and litigation arm of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly six million supporters. The Everytown Support Fund seeks to improve our understanding of the causes of gun violence and help to reduce it by conducting groundbreaking original research, developing evidence-based policies, communicating this knowledge to the American public, and advancing gun safety and gun violence prevention in communities and the courts. Learn more at www.EverytownResearch.org. Contributions to Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.