Everytown Creates New Council Focused On the Arts
By Beth Baumann
Last week, Everytown for Gun Safety launched a new initiative: the Everytown Authors Council, which consists of authors, illustrators, editors and agents who are in favor of gun control.
Those who make up the council agreed to fight for “common sense solutions” to the “gun violence” problem. This is their pledge:
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, 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 communication skills and the power of culture to galvanize many more Americans in the gun violence prevention movement.
Jodi Picoult, the author of Wonder Woman, has become the face of the Authors Council. According …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms