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Moms Demand Action held rally in Racine to spread awareness about gun violence

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RACINE (CBS 58) – Dozens of people gathered near the Sam Johnson Parkway to spread awareness about gun violence Sunday afternoon.

 “I think it’s really important that people understand the impact that guns have on the nation, not just in schools,” said Leann Pomaville, Moms Demand Action.

It’s estimated that an average of 96 Americans are killed with guns every day.  

Student activists, community leaders and gun violence victims came out to show their support for gun violence prevention.

“I’m worried for myself, worried for my teachers, worried for my little brother's safety when going to school,” said Kejuan Goldsmith, student.

It’s Wear Orange Weekend, a movement started back in 2015 after 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed in Chicago. She had performed at former President Barack Obama’s second inaugural parade in 2013. Her friends wore orange in her honor.

There were rallies and events nationwide for Wear Orange Weekend.

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