Wear Orange for Gun Violence Prevention!

Every day, 100 Americans are killed with guns and hundreds more are shot and injured.

Join NCJW to speak out for gun safety as part of Wear Orange on National Gun Violence Prevention Day, June 7, and all weekend during National Gun Violence Prevention Weekend June 7-9.

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 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.

Let us know what your section is doing! Turning your social media orange? Marching in the streets? Speaking out for important state or federal gun violence prevention legislation? Be sure to let us know here and send your pictures to Jody Rabhan at JRabhan@ncjw.org.