On January 21st, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old high school student from Chicago, marched in President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade. One week later, Hadiya was shot and killed while seeking shelter from the rain in a park. Her friends chose to wear orange to remember her life because that is the color hunters wear to protect themselves. That simple call to action has grown into a national movement – and orange is becoming the symbol of gun safety. This over 100 national partners are on board – a wide array of organizations working to reduce gun violence, including suicide prevention, domestic violence, political advocacy, community-led interventions, human rights and many more. Wear Orange has become a public demonstration of the millions of Americans who believe there is more we all can do to save lives from gun violence. If you believe that, please wear orange on June 2nd and join us at Performance Square at 6 pm on Friday for a vigil, or in Women's Park at 10:30 on Saturday for Wear Orange activities. For more information go to WearOrange.org. Together we can make a difference.

Colleen Grass

Helena Moms Demand Action

Outbrain