NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Actress Julianne Moore is calling on Hollywood to help end gun violence in the United States.
Citing “the daily increase of gun violence in our beautiful country,” Moore announced the formation of the Everytown Creative Council on Tuesday.READ MORE: LIRR Service Restored After Massive Fire At Westbury Garbage Facility
The actress described the council as an effort to organize the creative community to amplify the message of the movement to end gun violence.
A total of 80 entertainers have signed on, including Alec Baldwin, Mindy Kaling, Yoko Ono, Jennifer Lawrence and Spike Lee.READ MORE: Police Open Fire After Pulling Over Suspected Car Thief On West Side Highway
The group aims to mobilize voters to support measures such as enhanced background checks for gun buyers.
Moore said she and her colleagues are saddened by the increase in daily gun violence the country has seen in recent years.
The Everytown Creative Council is affiliated with Everytown for Gun Safety, which was founded by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.MORE NEWS: Police: Man Stabbed With Fork In Unprovoked Attack In Chelsea
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