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Moms Demand Action partners with local groups to decrease gun violence

Posted at 6:20 PM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 18:20:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — At least 100 family members across the nation mourn the loss of a loved one each day as a result of gun violence, a reality groups like Moms Demand Action hope to help change.

The Tallahassee branch of Moms Demand Action and the Greater Bond Neighborhood Association will join supporters across the nation in wearing orange Friday, in a show of solidarity against gun violence.

Their group leader says this is just one part of fervent efforts to fight a growing problem.

"We didn't get into this mess overnight. It's taken a long time for us to get to the place where we have so much gun violence in our society and we won't get out of it immediately," said Kate Kile, the Moms Demand Action Tallahassee group leader. "And so we're doubling down on our efforts to continue working and building coalitions with neighborhood associations with law enforcement with civic organizations with families who are getting off the sidelines themselves and saying this enough and we can do better."

In Tallahassee, Moms Demand Action will unite with the Leon County Sheriff's office for their wake up call and rally on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Godby High School. We're told organizers are currently considering contingency plans in case of rain.