JULIANNE MOORE and MICHAEL STIPE have urged fellow Americans to wear orange on 2 June (15) to promote the fight against gun violence.
The two stars have teamed up with a number of arms control groups, campaigners and community organizations to back Everytown for Gun Safety’s inaugural National Gun Violence Awareness Day next month (Jun15).
A statement from Everytown for Gun Safety, the organization behind the drive, reveals the day was inspired by the story of youngsters in Chicago, Illinois who rallied together following the shooting death of a classmate.
The message reads, “The idea was inspired by a group of Chicago teens who asked their classmates to commemorate the life of a slain friend by wearing orange. They chose the color because hunters wear orange to announce themselves to other hunters when out in the woods.”
Comedienne Sarah Silverman is also among those who have backed the National Gun Violence Awareness Day initiative.
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