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National Gun Violence Awareness Month

Wear Orange


JUNE IS NATIONAL GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Every day, more than 300 people are directly impacted by gun violence in the United States. Gun Violence Awareness Month was created to draw attention to this tragic reality and demand life-saving change.

We Wear Orange in honor of Hadiya Pendleton and all those impacted by gun violence.

Hadiya Pendleton was 15 years old when she was shot and killed in Chicago in 2013. Just one week earlier, Hadiya had performed with her high school majorette squad at President Obama's second inaugural parade. In response to her death, Hadiya's friends asked others to wear orange to raise awareness about gun violence.

Gun violence prevention advocates and organizations nationwide have taken up the color orange as the color of gun violence awareness and the first Friday in June is now considered National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

SIX WAYS YOU CAN TAKE ACTION DURING GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

1) URGE THE U.S. SENATE TO BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS AND LARGE-CAPACITY MAGAZINES

Some of the deadliest mass shootings in America all have one thing in common: The shooter used an AR-15-style weapon. We must ban these weapons of war to protect our communities.

2) Read Orange: Check Out Our Booklist

Inspired by Hadiya's passion for reading, Brady's "Red, Blue, and Brady" podcast has curated a list of books that explore various perspectives on gun violence in the U.S.

3) ASK YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY: ARE THERE UNLOCKED GUNS IN THE HOME?

This simple question can save lives, especially as more children are home for summer break. Learn more about how you can ensure guns are stored safely to prevent tragedies.

4) Find a gun violence prevention event near you

Brady's network of grassroots chapters have gun violence prevention events throughout the month of June. RSVP today!

5) VISIT BRADY’S STORE

Shop for Wear Orange swag to raise awareness about gun violence and honor those who have been impacted.

6) JOIN THE GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT

Together, we can end the epidemic of gun violence in the U.S., but we need your help. Sign up to join or create a Brady chapter.

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Continue your advocacy by recognizing Wear Orange Month on Social Media

  • #WearOrange was started by the friends of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who in 2013 was shot and killed outside her high school. We honor Hadiya — and the 100 people who are killed by gun violence every day — by taking action to end this epidemic.

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  • Why do we #WearOrange? For the 42,000+ people killed every year. For the 117 lives stolen each day. For the 23 children and teens shot each day. And for the countless lives impacted by these senseless tragedies. #EndGunViolence @bradybuzz

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  • Enough is Enough. This National Gun Violence Awareness Month, I'm joining @bradybuzz and @team_enough in calling for action to end the country's gun violence epidemic. Join me at bradyunited.org/wearorange. #WearOrange

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TAKE A PHOTO

Take a selfie wearing orange to show your support for gun violence prevention. You can also print the below poster and display it for all to see!