While we celebrate Pride today, we grieve those who are unable to be here and have lost their lives to gun violence.
Today we continue the fight to end gun violence in our community and across the nation.
We urge you to take action with us on this National Gun Violence Awareness Day to work towards a better future.
Why Orange? Orange is the defining color for the gun violence prevention movement because it's the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others. The "Wear Orange" campaign spans the first weekend of June every year to raise awareness and honor the more than 40,000 Americans that lose their lives to gun violence each year, as well as survivors of such senseless acts of violence. Thorns FC and the Timbers. are committed to working towards a future free from gun violence and have made a $10,000 donation to Everytown for gun safety's support fund.
Visit Everytown.org for resources, legislation and funds to work towards a future free of gun violence.
More than 110 people are shot and killed every day in the United States.
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 26 times that of other high-income countries.
Approximately three million American children witness gun violence every year.
Black Americans are 10 times more likely than white Americans to die by gun homicide.
Gun homicide increased 72% in the state of Oregon from 2011 to 2020.