A week after the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown mass massacre, and in the wake of the horrible tragedy, the world’s most iconic “entertainment leaders” aka celebrities come together to speak as one.
World-famous film, television, and music stars such as Jeremy Renner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce, Julianne Moore, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston, Ellen DeGeneres, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba, Selena Gomez, Jamie Foxx, and Chris Rock joined forces and recorded a hard-hitting public service announcement (PSA) video for the “Demand A Plan” campaign.
The campaign basically urges action on gun control, seeking a possible ban on assault weapons, and asking for more stringent ruling on the sale of every gun sold in the US – namely, criminal background checks for each sale.
The video starts with a painful listing of the names of the US’ worst gun massacres in the recent years, including Columbine, Aurora, and Newtown. Every word that followed after felt like a stab in the heart, knowing how many innocent lives have been sacrificed because nothing has been done about gun violence. Nothing has been done and now it’s spiraling out of control:
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“How many more? How many more colleges? How many more classes? How many more movie theatres? How many more houses of faith? How many more shopping malls?”
“Demand A Plan” is backed by the social advocacy organization, “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” and co-chaired by New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor, Thomas M. Meninio. A petition via their website urges Americans to join more than 750 mayors and 750,000 grassroots supporters to demand that President Barack Obama and Congress step forward with a plan to end gun violence on a national level.
For more information, visit the “Demand A Plan” campaign’s official website. Go on, sign the petition. Every signature counts.