Today, the League of Young Voters Education Fund launched a “No Guns Allowed” grassroots campaign inspired by Snoop Lion’s (aka Snoop Dogg) song of the same title. The primary goal of the campaign is to inform inner-city youth about what they can do to make their cities safer against gun violence and spark action across the country in support of stricter gun laws and responsible gun ownership.
“Every hour, four people in the United States are killed by firearms,” League of Young Voters’ Executive Director Rob “Biko” Baker said in an open letter to Snoop earlier this week. “While that’s a heartbreaking statistic, I am so inspired that you are using your platform to speak up about the nation’s violence issue. I want you to know that the League of Young Voters is committed to spreading your anti-violence messages to prevent future tragedies.”
Spreading the message is what the League intends to do through a series of “No Guns Allowed” campaign initiatives including a non-violence pledge, special events, a PSA series and creative calls to action.
Via Twitter, Snoop responded to the League, saying “#nogunsallowed is an importnt song. im humbled @TheLeague99 wana gt down. leme kno wat uneed me 2 do. lets talk asap.”
League of Young Voters has reached out to Snoop and hopes to collaborate with the entertainment icon on elements of the campaign.
To join the “No Guns Allowed” movement now:
- Sign the petition against gun violence
- Submit your personal story or art about how you’ve been affected by gun violence
- Share photos and messages online with the #NoGunsAllowed hashtag honoring loved ones you may have lost to gun violence or expressing how you’ve been affected