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The Hip Hop Promise to End Gun Violence

Every day 100 people are killed with guns, more than 36,000 annually, in the United States. Almost 13,000 of which are firearm homicides, which disproportionately affect communities of color. Black Americans are far more likely than white Americans to be victimized by and exposed to gun violence than any other demographic, a fact that reflects and intensifies the country’s long-standing racial inequities.

We believe the hip hop community has an opportunity to use our voices and the power of culture to galvanize many more Americans to the gun violence prevention movement. We believe that every action, no matter how small, helps bring us closer to a future free from gun violence, which is why we are promising to uphold the following three principles:

  1. To use our voices to raise awareness about everyday gun violence in our community, which is disproportionately impacted.
  2. To accurately depict gun violence and the accompanying trauma in our music/art.
  3. To actively support individuals and community-based groups who are fighting to reduce gun violence in our neighborhoods.

 
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JJ Abrams

Paul Adelstein

Jennifer Aniston

Aziz Ansari

Steve Aoki

Judd Apatow

Christina Applegate

Rosie Assoulin

Kevin Bacon

Bob Balaban

Alec Baldwin

Talia Balsam

Elizabeth Banks

Sara Bareilles

Ellen Barkin

David Alan Basche

Jason Bateman

Noah Baumbach

Samantha Bee

Kristen Bell

Troian Bellisario

Andrew Bird

Ashley Nicole Black

Selma Blair

Elizabeth Bogush

Kate Bosworth

Lorraine Bracco

Amy Brenneman

Jeff Bridges

Matthew Broderick

Tituss Burgess

Ty Burrell

Sophia Bush

Neve Campbell

Steve Carell

Rosanne Cash

Josh Charles

Jessica Chastain

Don Cheadle

George Clooney

Andy Cohen

Kenneth Cole

Michael Colovos

Nicole Colovos

Common

Sofia Coppola

Billy Crudup

Matt Damon

Lee Daniels

Pete Davidson

Rosario Dawson

Manish Dayal

Ellen DeGeneres

Laura Dern

Daveed Diggs

Nyle DiMarco

Rachel Dratch

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Lena Dunham

Kirsten Dunst

Chris Evans

Billy Eichner

Lise Evans

Paul Feig

Renée Fleming

Tom Ford

Dana Fox

Michael J. Fox

Bart Freundlich

Jim Gaffigan

Jason George

Greta Gerwig

Clark Gregg

Grizzly Bear

Bill Hader

Brad Hall

Chelsea Handler

Ian Harding

Melissa Joan Hart

Anne Hathaway

Todd Haynes

Mara Hoffman

Will Hoge

Bryce Dallas Howard

Ron Howard

Helen Hunt

Romeo Hunte

Incubus

Skai Jackson

Rashida Jones

Ta'Rhonda Jones

Mindy Kaling

Donna Karan

Kim Kardashian West

Michael Keaton

Kathleen Kennedy

Keegan-Michael Key

Jemima Kirke

Jenni Konner

Zoe Kravitz

Derek Lam

Nathan Lane

Cyndi Lauper

Jennifer Lawrence

Spike Lee

Steve Levitan

Laura Linney

Lizzo

Seth MacFarlane

Aasif Mandvi

Frank Marshall

Mary Stuart Masterson

Audra McDonald

Katie McGrath

Natalie Merchant

Debra Messing

Julia Michaels

Bette Midler

Rebecca Miller

Hasan Minhaj

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Janel Moloney

Natalie Morales

Don Most

Megan Mullally

Olivia Munn

Julianne Moore

The National

Marti Noxon

Conan O'Brien

Nick Offerman

Denis O'Hare

Ed O'Neill

Yoko Ono

Gwyneth Paltrow

Sarah Jessica Parker

Peaches

Amanda Peet

Rosie Perez

Elizabeth Perkins

Tracy Pollan

Zac Posen

Questlove

June Diane Raphael

Alysia Reiner

Bebe Rexha

Andy Richter

Phoebe Robinson

Samantha Ronson

Cynthia Rowley

Mark Ruffalo

Meg Ryan

Zoe Saldana

Susan Sarandon

Kristen Schaal

Paul Scheer

Amy Schumer

Adam Scott

Naomi Scott

Kyra Sedgwick

Adam Selman

Ally Sheedy

Brooke Shields

Sarah Silverman

Tim Simons

Christian Siriano

John Slattery

Aaron Sorkin

Octavia Spencer

Emma Stone

Meryl Streep

Anna Sui

Charlize Theron

Justin Theroux

Marisa Tomei

Justin Tranter

Jeanne Tripplehorn

John Turturro

Liv Tyler

Gabrielle Union

Sofía Vergara

Kerry Washington

Joss Whedon

Anson Williams

Reese Witherspoon

Jeffrey Wright

X Ambassadors

Sasheer Zamata

Rachel Zoe

Join us in the fight to save lives from gun violence