Moms Demand Action Hosts Hockessin #WearOrange Event

The Hockessin Area Moms Demand Action local group painted the town orange in solidarity with supporters of common sense gun safety legislation nationwide this weekend. Local families came together to raise awareness about gun violence and its impact on every community – and were honored to be joined by office-seekers, lobbyists, and activists from across the region.

Families enjoyed camaraderie and children’s activities – including a terrific magic show by local magician / entertain Magic Tom – at the Center for the Creative Arts in Yorklyn. Water ice and snacks were provided by the Moms Demand Action Delaware chapter, which coordinates legislative advocacy efforts statewide. Interested? Head to the chapter Facebook page for info:

Why orange?

Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013. Since then orange has been the defining color of the gun violence prevention movement – a movement that honors the 96 Americans killed each day by gun violence in America.

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About the Contributor

Traci Manza Murphy

Traci Manza Murphy

Traci helped launch the Delaware Moms Demand Action, which supports greater gun control. A native Delawarean and proud Blue Hen, Traci is also the editor and co-founder of