Wear Orange: Shoreline and LFP declare Friday as National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Friday, June 7, 2019

Present for the photo were: local gun violence prevention advocates wearing orange, Mayor Hall, Deputy Mayor McConnell, Shoreline City Council members Chang and Roberts, and State Rep Davis of the 32nd LD.

Shoreline and Lake Forest Park city councils proclaimed Friday, June 7, 2019 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day as part of a nationwide effort.

On Thursday morning Mayor Will Hall of Shoreline and the Shoreline City Council proclaimed Friday, June 7th, as National Gun Violence Awareness Day in the company of volunteers with the Washington Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

He joined Mayor Jeff Johnson of Lake Forest Park and the Lake Forest Park City Council who issued a similar proclamation during their Council meeting on May 23rd.

Following National Gun Violence Awareness Day, nearly 750 Wear Orange events will take place across the country on June 8th and 9th during Wear Orange weekend. More than 1,000 influencers, brands, mayors, partner organizations and buildings and landmarks in nearly all 50 states and D.C. will participate in the Wear Orange campaign. Learn more about Wear Orange here.

School Board member Heather Fralick
and Shoreline City Council member
Chris Roberts at Orange the Overpass

Volunteers from the Shoreline local group of 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 on Friday evening.

On Saturday morning, June 8, there will be a “Clean Up the Underpass” event starting at 10:00am at Ronald Bog Park, N 175th and Meridian. Go to wearorange.org and put in zip code 98155 for further details.

On Sunday, June 9, volunteers from the Shoreline local group will join volunteers with the Washington chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, to host a Wear Orange rally and a walk over the I-90 bridge in Seattle to honor the lives of those affected by gun violence and elevate gun violence prevention efforts nationwide. 

Gun violence prevention groups from across the Puget Sound region are supporting partners of this Wear Orange event.

Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor after she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one week after performing in President Obama’s second inaugural parade in 2013. Orange honors the 100 lives cut short and the hundreds more wounded by gun violence every day — and demands action.


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