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Wear Orange event for gun violence awareness set for this Sunday

  • Friday, June 4, 2021 9:24am
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The Mercer Island PTSA will host a masked gathering from 10 a.m. to noon this Sunday at Mercerdale Park to distribute gun safety information and orange ribbon pins during the Farmers Market.

People are encouraged to wear orange to show their support for continued efforts to end gun violence and keep communities safe, the PTSA page reads.

Mayor Benson Wong signed a proclamation at the June 1 city council meeting, declaring June 4 as Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Emblazoned with orange type in key spots, the proclamation notes that by wearing orange on June 4, “Americans will raise awareness about gun violence and honor the lives of gun violence victims and survivors.” The council renews its commitment to reduce gun violence and pledges to help keep firearms out of the wrong hands.

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