NFTY Wears Orange 2019

As we approach the fifth annual Gun Violence Awareness Month in the United States, NFTY and the RAC are again "Wearing Orange" the first Friday in June. But that's just the start. We're...

  • Wearing Orange on June 7th to raise awareness
  • Getting involved in local events over all of Wear Orange Weekend, June 8-9th
  • Hosting a virtual town hall with March for Our Lives and the NAACP where you can learn more about gun violence and how to get involved in our GVP Campaign
  • Encouraging everyone to contact their elected officials and demand they act to keep our communities safe

Explore the RAC GVP Campaign Page to learn more about how to get involved, and check back here for 2019 resources!

The Start of Wear Orange

On January 29th, 2013, just a week after marching in President Obama's second inaugural parade, 15 year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot at a park near her school in Chicago. To commemorate her life, her classmates wore orange: the color that symbolizes the value of human life, that hunters wear so no one accidentally shoots them. In 2018, our dedication to this work is as important as ever.

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