The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
NFTY and the RAC are teaming up next Tuesday, June 2 to take part in “Wear Orange,” a new national campaign to honor the 31,000 American lives lost each year to gun violence on the inaugural National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Wear Orange is call for action to reduce gun violence in the United States, and we’d love for your congregation to join us in this important campaign!
Over the next week, we will be telling our friends and families to sign up to wear orange next Tuesday and writing our Members of Congress to support new legislation to prevent people accused of domestic violence and stalking from accessing guns. On Tuesday, we’ll share pictures of our members and supporters wearing orange across social media. Tweet at us (@TheRAC and @NFTY) or tag us (the RAC and NFTY) on Facebook using the Hashtag #WearingOrange with your best photos of you decked out in orange to join this important effort.
As NFTY prioritizes the issue of gun violence, Wear Orange is a great way to for your congregation to engage in intergenerational learning about one of the United States’ most pressing issues. Consider these ideas:
If you’d like assistance turning one of these ideas, or one of your own, into reality, don’t hesitate to contact me at 202-387-2800. To contact your Members of Congress to ask them to support legislation that protects victims of domestic violence and stalking from gun violence, click here. And, to keep updated on the Wear Orange campaign and gun violence prevention efforts, visit the gun violence prevention issue page and RACblog.