Snoop Lion Partners With League Of Young Voters #NoGunsAllowed Campaign
The League of Young Voters is a national advocacy group that raises awareness and activism with young people of color, non-college youth, and low-income youth on political and social issues. Baker and Snoop Lion both advocate for the anti-violence “No Guns Allowed” initiative.
Currently, the League in partnership with Snoop Lion has made a collaborative effort on tackling the “No Guns Allowed” movement on local and national levels. At the local level, the League is working with the National League of Cities’ Cities United, a national partnership to eliminate violence-related death of African-Americans males, to ensure that young black males are involved with municipal laws on guns. At the national level, the League is working to raise awareness that there is 91% support for universal background checks among voters in a household with a gun, as reported by Quinnipiac University, “We need our generation to really step up on policy,” Baker adds.
“We just gotta keep the conversation going,” says Snoop. “Little kids shouldn’t be dying. They’re looking at us to lead the example, so if we’re fighting and shooting at each other they’re gonna grow up handling their problems with violence. It starts with us.”
Snoop and the League hope to foster more conversations with politicians on the issue of gun violence, similar to the BET panel discussion help in June, and broadcast stories from youth and other victims of gun violence, The duo hope that policy makers and rap artists can work together to create a plan to end gun violence in the community as the next action for the movement.
If you want to join the pledge to end gun violence, text PEACE to 69866 or tweet and share your story including the hashtag #NoGunsAllowed.
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