Reverend Shane Harris makes national call for
Barber and Beauty shops to engage in Gun Violence Conversation #COMB WITH A CAUSE
Every Day , 297 people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and police intervention. Every day, 89 people die from gun violence: 31 are murdered. 55 kill themselves.
Every year 33,000 people die in this country from gun violence; another almost 90,000 are injured. There have been hundreds of mass shooter of the past years and more young people of color are dying as the result of gun fire than car accidents.
We at the National Action Network along with our fellow civil rights organizations, community partners have been joined by everyday people are now standing in greater numbers than ever before to proclaim our right to live free from the treat of gun violence. In that vein we are calling upon (insert legislative body) to enact a resolution calling on June to be Gun Violence Awareness Month in (insert city/state). We stand in unity with the hundreds of thousands of family members who are carrying the scares of the violent deaths and injuries their loved ones have suffered. We are already declaring that we #wearorange for gun violence awareness. Now let's dedicate the month of June to ACTION against gun violence.
Hadiya Pendleton was a stellar student musician, from Chicago, who had the honor of playing with her band for President Obama’s second inauguration. If Hadiya had not been gunned down by random gunfire she would have turned 19 on June 2. We honor her memory and the memories of some many others like (insert names of local victims from your community here) by calling on our (city/state) government to join New York and so many other jurisdictions who have already made the declaration or or in the process of doing so in naming June as Gun Violence awareness month.
In light of this call for National Gun Violence Awareness in June 2016 the Reverend Shane Harris President of the National Action Network San Diego Chapter and Barber Legend Dr. Willie Morrow are calling on the number one urban community influence "The Barber Shop" to engage in the gun violence awareness conversation around the country. Barber and beauty shops are the most powerful urban community influencer and there is no reason why they should not lead the conversation. Every day Barber and Beauty professionals see all different types of racial and age groups such as children, parents, Hispanics, African Americans, Asians, preachers, mayors, doctors, lawyers, and even the disenfranchised.
Comb with a cause is the name of the campaign that allows customers to see beauty and barber professionals taking a stance, spreading gun violence awareness information and engaging them in a crucial critical conversation. One that shares information on prevention, gun education, proper gun ownership, and gun safety.
Selected barber shops and beauty salons will be able to purchase this unique utility patented comb that is designed exclusively for Afro textured hair. This comb is designed orange just for NAN, it will serve as the symbol of our commitment to lowering the rate of gun deaths and incidents. Also, the importance of circulating our dollars to Black beauty manufacturers. The "Comb" as the oldest technological tool created on the planet for grooming, will now serve as the symbol for life and the appreciation that all life is precious. The "Orange Comb" is $5.00 and if you want to be a part of the campaign for June or order the "Orange Comb" call 619-668-1007 or email us at email@example.com NOW!