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: COVID Vaccine: Memorial Sloan Kettering Patients Voice Frustration Over Lack Of Doses At New Jersey Sites
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: Black History Is Our History: Bishop Mitchell Taylor Takes On Racial Wealth Gap Created By Redlining With Urban Upbound Federal Credit Union
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: Former Aides Karen Hinton, Lindsey Boylan Accuse Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Bullying, Sexual Harassment
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