The color orange symbolizes the value of human life. Hunters wear orange in the woods to protect themselves and others. In 2013, teens on the South Side of Chicago asked classmates to honor their murdered friend by wearing orange. That simple call to action has grown into a national movement – and orange is becoming the symbol of gun safety.
Thursday, June 2nd is National Gun Violence Prevention Day http://wearorange.org. People all across the United States will be wearing orange and participating in local events drawing public attention to the need for sensible gun policy.
Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy is urging supporters to participate in National Gun Violence Prevention Day by joining with Chester County Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence (a partner organization) in West Chester this coming Thursday, June 2, 2016.
10:45 AM: Gather at the Old Courthouse in West Chester, 2 S. High Street
11:00 AM – March through downtown West Chester with signs and banners
11:30AM – Assemble at Borough Council Hall at 430 E. Gay Street for a press conference
There is no need to sign up, just come with your walking shoes on, bring a sign about universal background checks or other messages about gun safety (Delco United will have some to distribute at the event), and…don’t forget…WEAR ORANGE. See you there.