‘Moms Demand Action’ urges borough to wear orange one weekend in June

Join the rest of America in going orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day. By participating in “Wear Orange Weekend,” from June 7-9, not only will you send a powerful gun-safety message to elected officials but also to your family, friends, and neighbors.

Since the first Gun Violence Awareness Day in 2015, hundreds of communities have commemorated the event by encouraging supporters to wear orange, holding special events, issuing proclamations, and even bathing their nighttime skies in an orange hue.

The local chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America: a nation-wide, non-partisan grassroots movement fighting for common sense gun laws, closing legal loopholes, and protecting the safety of our families, has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about this issue right here in Haddonfield.

Every year, volunteers decorate Kings Highway with orange ribbons and invite business owners to turn their storefronts orange. Last summer, the group received a second-place award in Haddonfield’s Fourth of July Parade. In March, it received the Camden County Freeholder’s Community Award for its work in fighting for public safety measures.

Please join Haddonfield moms on the steps of Borough Hall for Haddonfield’s Fourth Annual Proclamation of Gun Violence Awareness Day on Friday, June 7. This event will commence at 6 p.m. with the official proclamation beginning at 6:30 p.m. (In case of inclement weather, the event will take place in the auditorium, second floor, Borough Hall.)

In addition, on Saturday June 8, Haddonfield moms will join other South Jersey volunteers and survivors for a family-friendly “Wear Orange” gathering, featuring music, food, speakers and a peace walk down to the waterfront, at Roosevelt Plaza Park, Camden, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.