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Save the date: #WearOrange, June 5
5 June 2020 @ 12:00am - 8 June 2020 @ 12:00am EDT
Save the date: Friday, June 5, 2020 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. And we’ll all be wearing orange.
In 2013, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed in Chicago. After her death, her friends and family wore orange to honor Hadiya and the hundreds of Americans killed and wounded by gun violence every day. Every year since then, to coincide with Hadiya’s birthday on June 2, we’ve worked to continue their efforts by wearing orange on the first Friday of June and the entirety of that weekend.
So, on June 5th we’ll #WearOrange to draw our nation’s attention to gun violence. Save the date on your calendar and join us to raise awareness for gun violence and Wear Orange on Friday, June 5th and through Wear Orange Weekend.
This [link above] will get Wear Orange added to your personal calendar for June 5th!
We know that even during the COVID-19 pandemic, gun violence is impacting communities across the country. And that’s why we’re still doing everything we can to make #WearOrange as impactful as possible. We’re organizing virtual Wear Orange events with community partners, so that Moms Demand Action volunteers, Students Demand Action volunteers, survivors of gun violence, and all people in America can come together in this movement. We’ll still be wearing plenty of orange, and we’ll still be connecting with one another to end the nation’s gun violence crisis. We hope you’ll join us.
Thank you for being a part of this movement.
Wear Orange 2020
P.S. You’ll find over 100 virtual events on our website with more added every day, including a national Students Demand Action virtual event. We’ll be in touch soon with more details.
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.