This weekend (June 1-3) marks Wear Orange Weekend, a movement in support of gun violence prevention started in 2015 when Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old girl who performed at former President Barack Obama's second inaugural parade in 2013, was shot and killed in Chicago a week later. Her friends wanted to honor her legacy during her birth month of June by wearing orange, which is what hunters wear to protect themselves in the woods, and speaking up against gun violence in America.
Everytown for Gun Safety, a key organization that stands for ending gun violence, states that 96 Americans are killed every day by gun violence. Everytown works “to pass common-sense laws and policies that save lives” through researching issues surrounding gun violence, developing solutions and speaking with lawmakers. Kim Kardashian has partnered with them during past Wear Orange Weekends and blogged about her stance in 2017, citing her Paris robbery as her call to action.