Everytown for Gun Safety has built a grassroots movement of more than 3 million people and won victories in nearly 40 states as part of its quest to help end gun violence in America.
The creative community is committed to helping erase the scourge of gun violence, which claims 91 American lives every day. We are artists, but we’re American citizens first. That’s why Everytown, in partnership with founding chair Julianne Moore, has established the Everytown Creative Council – joining forces to help amplify the movement to end gun violence in our country.
Everytown Creative Council members include:
David Alan Basche
Michael J. Fox
Melissa Joan Hart
Bryce Dallas Howard
Kim Kardashian West
Mary Stuart Masterson
Sarah Jessica Parker
We’re issuing a call to action, standing on these core values and principles:
We believe there are many common sense steps we can – and must – take right now to help save American lives from gun violence.
We believe we have a responsibility to help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people – including convicted criminals, domestic abusers, stalkers, terrorists and people with dangerous mental illness.
We believe in gun safety – that we have a responsibility to store guns safely, unloaded and out of the reach of children.
We believe everyone has a role to play in reducing gun violence and that every action, no matter how small, helps bring us closer to a future free from gun violence.
We believe the creative community has an opportunity to use our communications skills and the power of culture to galvanize many more Americans in the gun violence prevention movement.
Progress may not come as fast as we would like, but we know that we will continue to achieve victories in cities, states and on the national level when more and more Americans stand up and support common-sense solutions.
This year it’s expected that gun deaths will overtake traffic fatalities in America. We’ve taken deliberate action to help reduce motor vehicle deaths – adopting seatbelts and airbags, cracking down on texting while driving and holding drunk drivers accountable. And it made a big difference. We know how to save lives from gun violence, too. Now is the time to act.
We stand united and will work to reach more people, recruit more supporters and achieve more victories. By signing our names to this statement, we commit to use our creativity and visibility in the months ahead to help drive real change. While these are just the first steps, we pledge to use our voices wherever and whenever we can, doing our part to help mobilize more Americans to help save lives from gun violence.