This year’s #WearOrange was the biggest one yet. Over 850 events took place throughout the campaign, from rallies to community picnics to youth art showcases to day of action projects supporting community beautification efforts, addressing domestic violence shelter needs, and providing resources for communities facing food insecurity. Tens of thousands of Americans participated and stood unified in the effort to end gun violence. Landmarks in all 50 states turned orange, including the Empire State Building.
Since the launch of Wear Orange, the effort has reached millions of Americans. Gun sense supporters – including at least 19 presidential candidates, and hundreds of elected officials, faith leaders, business owners, and social media influencers – spread gun violence awareness to even more Americans this year. This time, we were also joined by athletes from the NFL, WNBA, and NBA in the newly formed Everytown Athletic Council, which will help fight for gun violence prevention.
Thank you for being a part of this movement, and thank you for being bright, bold beacons for change.
Thank you for wearing orange!
Deputy National Organizing Director
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Steve Bartram – GVP Coordinator