Photo courtesy of Mary Sobczak.

There’s always lots going on in June in the gun violence prevention movement as we head outdoors and into the streets to raise awareness of the toll that gun violence takes in the United States every day — an average of 120 lives and more than 200 injured. I am grateful to be part of a strong gun-sense community in New Jersey, backed by our governor and the members of our legislature who recognize gun violence as the public health crisis that it is.

Early in June we gathered in Trenton and at township committee and borough council meetings to honor victims and survivors of gun violence during a national event called Wear Orange. I attended Wear Orange proclamations in Princeton and Trenton, and spoke before Hopewell Borough Council and at a gathering In Trenton.

A couple weeks later, I marched in Princeton’s Pride Parade with my Moms Demand Action team in solidarity with our queer family, neighbors, and friends. The sun was out, rainbows were everywhere, and there was So. Much. Joy!

Trenton City Council President & Moms Demand Action Volunteer Teska Frisby.
City of Trenton Wear Orange Proclamation
Perry Shaw III of Trenton Community Street Teams.
Trenton Wears Orange 2023!
Hopewell Borough Council Wears Orange!