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|National Gun Violence Awareness: #WearOrange at CA State Capitol in Sacramento|
|Date||Wednesday May 30|
|Time||11:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
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California State Capitol
1315 10th St
Sacramento, CA 95814
|Organizer/Author||Moms Demand Action Sacramento|
Moms Demand Action Sacramento: #WearOrange Event at California State Capitol
Join Sacramento Moms Demand at the State Capitol to meet with our state legislators and raise awareness about Wear Orange, our national gun violence awareness campaign.
Wear Orange and join us at the capitol. RSVP below for more details.
About #WearOrange Movement
Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013. After her death, they asked us to stand up, speak out, and Wear Orange to raise awareness about gun violence.
Since then orange has been the defining color of the gun violence prevention movement. New York gun violence prevention advocate Erica Ford spearheaded orange as the color of peace through her work with her organization, Life Camp, Inc. Whether it’s worn by students in Montana, activists in New York, or Hadiya’s loved ones in Chicago, the color orange honors the more than 90 lives cut short and the hundreds more wounded by gun violence everyday.
Our movement gains momentum when gun sense activists come together to fight for a future free from gun violence. Wear Orange Weekend is an opportunity for us to show the country just how powerful we are.
Wear Orange Weekend starts on June 1st — National Gun Violence Awareness Day — where people all over the country will show their support for gun violence prevention online and on the ground in cities and states across the country. Events will take place through the weekend, including rallies, marches, BBQs and more, planned by thousands of gun sense supporters like you!