City Employees Will Wear Orange Friday to Show Support for National Gun Violence Awareness

City Employees Will Wear Orange Friday to Show Support for National Gun Violence Awareness

Pasadena city staff seen wearing orange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day 2016. Images via Twitter Employees of the City of Pasadena are expected to wear orange on Friday, June 1 as part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, when Wear Orange Weekend starts and people all over the country show their support for gun violence prevention. Last year, City Hall officials and employees also sported the color orange in support of the City Council’s proclaiming June 2 as Gun Violence Awareness Day. The effort is part of a nationwide campaign that began in 2013 to help draw attention to the burgeoning incidents of gun violence in society. This Saturday, June 2, San Gabriel Moms Demand Action will lead a Wear Orange rally at Victory Park, at 2575 Paloma Street in Pasadena, in support of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. They will be joined by residents, gun violence survivors, business owners, students, elected leaders, teachers, community leaders, and parents and kids from across the San Gabriel Valley, as they Wear Orange and show that there is a movement of Americans committed to stop gun violence. The rally starts at 10 a.m., according to a Wear Orange announcement. 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 – one week after performing at President Obama’s second inaugural parade in 2013. After her death, Pendleton’s friends started a campaign to stand up, speak out, and […]

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