May 26, 2023

Join us! Wear orange on June 2 for Gun Violence Awareness

gun violence awareness day

Enough is enough.

Guns are the number one cause of death for American children and teens. A report by the Washington Post found “at least 199 children, educators and other people have been killed, and another 428 have been injured” in school shootings since Columbine. Our students, educators and communities deserve better.

Wear orange on June 2.

Join the many NYSUT members who are wearing orange on June 2 and demanding change.

Visit to learn more and access tools to help you spread the word with your colleagues, family and friends to encourage them to wear orange, too!

Find an event – and take action!

Visit to search for an event near you.

Visit to contact your elected officials and encourage them to support common sense reforms to end gun violence.

Spread the word!

Show us your colors on June 2! Post a photo dressed in orange on social media. Tag us @nysut and use the hashtag #WearOrange.

You can also click, download and SHARE the images below to spread the word about Gun Violence Awareness Day on your social media.