Photo: Orange the Overpass

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Orange the Overpass


Shoreline Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America hosted an “Orange the Overpass” event at the I-5 overpass at NE 185th St in Shoreline from 3:00 to 6:00pm under threatening skies on Friday evening.

About Wear Orange
In 2013, a small group of teens at a South Side Chicago high school asked their classmates to honor the life of their murdered friend Hadiya Pendleton by wearing orange – the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others and a color that reflects the value of human life.

They inspired the Wear Orange campaign (wearorange.org), which is led by a broad-based coalition working to reduce gun violence in America. Spearheaded by Everytown for Gun Safety, the campaign asks Americans who want to save lives from gun violence to do one simple thing on June 7, National Gun Violence Awareness Day: Wear Orange. 

Thousands of Americans will also participate in events during the Wear Orange weekend on June 8 and 9 with nationwide days of action. Those who wear orange promise to honor the lives of Americans stolen by gun violence, to help keep firearms out of dangerous hands and to protect our children from gun violence. Orange is the symbol of the gun violence prevention movement, and is used by activists all over the country to raise awareness.



1 comments:

Doug June 8, 2019 at 8:21 AM  

More guns, less crime

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