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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 chairwoman Julianne Moore, have established the Everytown Creative Council – joining forces to help amplify the movement to end gun violence in our country.

Everytown Creative Council members include:

JJ Abrams

Jennifer Aniston

Aziz Ansari

Judd Apatow

Christina Applegate

Kevin Bacon

Bob Balaban

Alec Baldwin

Elizabeth Banks

Ellen Barkin

David Alan Basche

Talia Balsam

Jason Bateman

Noah Baumbach

Samantha Bee

Kristen Bell

Troian Bellisario

Andrew Bird

Kate Bosworth

Lorraine Bracco

Amy Brenneman

Jeff Bridges

Matthew Broderick

Ty Burrell

Neve Campbell

Steve Carell

Rosanne Cash

Josh Charles

Jessica Chastain

Don Cheadle

Common

Sofia Coppola

Billy Crudup

Lee Daniels

Rosario Dawson

Ellen DeGeneres

Laura Dern

Rachel Dratch

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Lena Dunham

Kirsten Dunst

Lise Evans

Michael J. Fox

Bart Freundlich

Jim Gaffigan

Greta Gerwig

Jason George

Bill Hader

Brad Hall

Chelsea Handler

Ian Harding

Melissa Joan Hart

Anne Hathaway

Todd Haynes

Bryce Dallas Howard

Ron Howard

Helen Hunt

Rashida Jones

Mindy Kaling

Donna Karan

Kim Kardashian West

Michael Keaton

Kathleen Kennedy

Jemima Kirke

Jenni Konner

Zoe Kravitz

Nathan Lane

Jennifer Lawrence

Spike Lee

Steve Levitan

Laura Linney

Aasif Mandvi

Seth MacFarlane

Frank Marshall

Mary Stuart Masterson

Katie McGrath

Debra Messing

Bette Midler

Hasan Minhaj

Natalie Morales

Don Most

Megan Mullally

Olivia Munn

Julianne Moore

Nick Offerman

Conan O'Brien

Denis O'Hare

Ed O'Neill

Yoko Ono

Sarah Jessica Parker

Gwyneth Paltrow

Amanda Peet

Rosie Perez

Tracy Pollan

Questlove

Alysia Reiner

Mark Ruffalo

Meg Ryan

Zoe Saldana

Kristen Schaal

Amy Schumer

Adam Scott

Naomi Scott

Kyra Sedgwick

Brooke Shields

Sarah Silverman

Russell Simmons

Tim Simons

John Slattery

Michael Stipe

Meryl Streep

Justin Theroux

Marisa Tomei

Liv Tyler

Sofía Vergara

Kerry Washington

Anson Williams

Reese Witherspoon

Jeffrey Wright

Sasheer Zamata

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.

 

Join us in the fight to save lives from gun violence