Senator Keaveny Joins the “Wear Orange” Campaign By Declaring June 2 National Gun Violence Awareness Day

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JEFFERSON CITY — Senator Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, today joined the Wear Orange campaign ( by declaring June 2 to be National Gun Violence Awareness Day in the St. Louis to honor and remember both victims and survivors of gun violence. The proclamation encourages all citizens to support their local communities’ efforts to prevent the tragic effects of gun violence and to honor and value human lives.

“I encourage everyone to join with me in wearing orange tomorrow,” Sen. Keaveny said. “This is one simple step we can all take to show our support to all of the community efforts that are seeking to help end gun violence.”

More than 100 elected officials in 30 states will join the more than 300 influencers, corporations, partner organizations and a series of iconic landmarks across the country that will be participating in the second annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2. Additionally, there will be more than 150 Orange meet-ups that are set to take place in communities nationwide. All events are searchable via an online map (available here) and easy to track on June 2, by following the #WearOrange hashtag.

The campaign asks Americans who believe we can do more to save lives from gun violence to do one simple thing on June 2, National Gun Violence Awareness Day: Wear Orange. Those who wear orange pledge to honor the lives of Americans stolen by gun violence, to help keep firearms out of dangerous hands and to protect our children from gun violence.  Wear Orange has already reached more than 220 million people worldwide and is fast becoming the symbol of the gun violence prevention movement.