Morris County residents unite at community event in downtown Morristown to the to honor the lives cut short by gun violence, as they transform South Street orange with decorations to raise gun violence awareness.
Morris County Moms Demand Action volunteers will be on hand to greet guests for this family-friendly day of remembrance.
WHEN: Friday, June 7th 10:00-11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Morristown Town Hall, 200 South St. Morristown, NJ 07960
WHAT: At the invitation of Morris County Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Morris County residents will attend a day of action to transform South Street orange, in honor of the 100 lives cut short by gun violence every day. Attendees will tie ribbons around lampposts, turn church spotlights orange, wear woven pins, and hang placards in storefront windows. A gun violence survivor will speak and a representative for Senator Bob Menendez will be present. Local shops will add festive orange details to food and beverages. The Wear Orange movement began in 2013 after Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year old girl from Chicago, was shot and killed, a week after performing in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. Hadiya’s friends and family wore orange to honor her life, and has become the defining color of the gun violence prevention movement.
WHO: Survivor Speaker
Representative for Senator Bob Menendez
Morris County residents including, families, activists, law enforcement, lawmakers and gun violence survivors.
ABOUT MOMS DEMAND ACTION
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created by a grieving mother, Shannon Watts, after the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The organization quickly flourished, and since its inception, has chapters in every state. We are a nonprofit grassroots organization and with a network of dedicated volunteers whom affect change on local, state, and federal levels. We partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns in 2013, to unite across the country.
Moms Demand Action is a nonpartisan organization. We support the second amendment, but believe with a gun comes responsibility. Enforcing commonsense gun safety measures would close loopholes in our current system and save countless lives. We urge our legislators affect change and take action to end the gun violence epidemic that is killing far too many of our loved ones.
Moms Demand Action will not stop fighting until we eradicate senseless daily gun violence. We deserve better and our loved ones deserve better. We will continue to educate, motivate, and mobilize supporters to take action to finally reclaim America’s safety.