NEW YORK – Today, members of the Everytown Fashion Council, part of the Everytown Creative Council, announced the launch of a limited-edition collection of t-shirts to mark the fifth year of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety. The collection includes designs from Cynthia Rowley, Christian Siriano and Bonnie Young, as well as graphic designer Rebecca Cohen, a volunteer with the Oregon chapter of Moms Demand Action. The t-shirts are available here.
“I am so honored to have the opportunity to be a voice that stands for safer schools, homes and communities,” said fashion designer Cynthia Rowley. “Hundreds of lives are affected by gun violence every day. This tee represents five years of hope, persistence and change. Let’s join hands on the front line.”
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America began in 2012 as a Facebook page on the day after 26 children and educators were shot and killed at the Sandy Hook School. From that moment of outrage and heartbreak, the organization turned into a grassroots powerhouse, with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and a chapter in every state. Together with Everytown, Moms Demand Action has nearly five million supporters across the country.
“As an Everytown Creative Council member, it’s a privilege and an honor to be a part of the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America initiative,” said fashion designer Christian Siriano. “This t-shirt is a creative way for me to contribute to this vital movement, and help bring attention to a cause that calls for immediate change.”
Efforts from Moms Demand Action volunteers and gun violence survivors have helped to stop the gun lobby’s priority bills in statehouses more than 90 percent of the time. Additionally, since the founding of Moms Demand Action, at least 26 states have passed or improved measures to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
“As a designer and volunteer with Moms Demand Action since its early days, it was a privilege to work on this project,” said Rebecca Cohen, a graphic designer and volunteer with the Oregon chapter of Moms Demand Action. “My design honors this amazing and unique grassroots network of volunteers dedicated to ending gun violence. The volume of hashtags on my shirt represents a milestone and provides a reminder of how hard we’ve worked and how far we’ve come, while providing motivation to #KeepGoing.”
The t-shirts are the latest in a series of notable Everytown Fashion Council and Creative Council efforts, including taking part in the 2018 Wear Orange campaign on National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
For more information on the Everytown Creative Council, check out the link here.