“We are actors and artists, but we are American citizens first,” is how actress Julianne Moore justifies why she can, and we all can, have an opinion about gun safety. It’s not
just enough to have an opinion, but Moore backs it up with action. Just because she’s an actress and mother, doesn’t mean she isn’t also a concerned citizen. It’s extremely
refreshing to see an actress pen, or rather type, an article about an issue that affects everyone. Everyday, I read at least one news headline about an innocent life being lost at the hands of a gun, that’s not even including the massacres or more sensational stories.
Moore wrote an article for HuffingtonPost and is a part of the Creative Council which works directly with Everytown. What is that? It’s a movement consisting of Mayors, mothers, and survivors working together for gun safety. As Moore herself compares it in the HuffPost article, they’re sort of like the Mothers Against Drunk Driving equivalent of gun safety. Something tangible needs to be done and I believe this is a step in the right direction. Here’s Moore’s top points about gun safety:
Wanna get involved? Email your Congressperson. Write a letter to the editor. Make a
donation to Everytown. Talk to your friends and colleagues. There’s no action too small with a task this monumental. Everyone and everything count. Go to wecanendgunviolence.org, sign up, learn more about what you can do and take action.
Seeing a person with power, like Julianne Moore, use their voice for good gives me hope that soon we’ll hear fewer stories about tragic gun related deaths. Next time I see Julianne Moore on the red carpet, you can bet I’ll be asking her about this and not the color of her nail polish. #AskHerMore #IWill