A group that advocates for greater gun safety will gather this evening outside the Beacon Theatre on New York’s Upper West Side, where the CBS broadcast of the Tony Awards begins at 8 PM, hoping to draw attention to the mass slaughter last night at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL.
Volunteers with the New York chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of the larger group Everytown for Gun Safety, will gather outside the 70th annual Tony Awards to #WearOrange in honor of those killed. Supporters will also ask Americans to join the movement fighting to end the gun violence that kills more than 90 and injures hundreds more every day.
Everytown describes itself as the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country, with more than 3 million supporters and more than 100,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and help save lives. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Everytown Survivor Network.