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On June 7, our timelines looked more orange than usual as thousands of you took a stand for gun safety by participating in the Wear Orange campaign. One of our My LA2050 grantees, the Brady Center to prevent Gun Violence took part and we were touched by this story from one of their employees:
Our Vice President of Policy Christian Heyne wears orange for his mom, Jan, who was shot and killed 14 years ago.
Today, we're thinking of Christian, his family, and all of the families like his. We must do more to end gun violence in America. #WearOrange #NotOneMore pic.twitter.com/pCvQ2Ys42Q
— Brady (@bradybuzz) June 7, 2019
The Wear Orange campaign is an annual collaborative project from hundreds of nonprofits, media organizations, and influencers across the country. The viral campaign picked orange as its color in memory of Hadiya Pendleton, age 15, who was shot and killed just one week after performing at President Obama's 2nd inaugural parade in 2013. After her death, her friends marched in orange, her favorite color, to bring awareness to gun violence.
Here are a few more posts from around Los Angeles:
I'm looking forward to joining Moms Demand Action tomorrow at Grand Park by the memorial fountain at 10:15 am in Los Angeles. If you can't make it out there you can still show your support by using the hashtag #WearOrange and #DivestForOurLives. Together we can make a difference. pic.twitter.com/RunA9ZSad5— CA State Treasurer (@CalTreasurer) June 1, 2018
Thank you @CityAttorneyLA for speaking at #WearOrange Los Angeles and for being a champion of common sense gun laws all year round! We need more champions like you! ✌️🧡🍊 @MomsDemand @Everytown #WeCanEndGunViolence pic.twitter.com/WaejWiTWb1— Laura Abbasi (@lauraladida) June 3, 2018
THANK YOU @TheVFCProject for your incredible & heartfelt performance @ today's #WearOrange Los Angeles! "Enough is Enough" was the perfect anthem to an incredible day of advocacy https://t.co/wTabvZtASZ #WeCanEndGunViolence @MomsDemand @Everytown @anthonyfedorov @shannonrwatts pic.twitter.com/CIjyubHda8— Laura Abbasi (@lauraladida) June 3, 2018
I'm damn proud to #WearOrange and even prouder to represent these strong and determined advocates in Congress.— Rep. Jimmy Gomez (@RepJimmyGomez) June 1, 2018
Their tireless commitment to establishing common sense #GunReform is nothing short of incredible.
Thanks for letting me drop by this week in Los Angeles, @MomsDemand! pic.twitter.com/5huJQlV5QW