Commissioners Recognized Gun Violence Awareness Day

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The Camden County Board of Commissioners joined Camden City Mayor Victor Carstarphen, the Camden County Police Department, Moms Demand Action, local officials, and gun violence survivors on Friday, June 2nd to recognize the 9th annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
The event included a lineup of speakers, resource tables, refreshments, an acoustic band and family activities. Attendees were asked to wear orange, the color that defines the gun violence prevention movement.
“Gun violence is so prominent in our country that it has seeped its way into every facet of our lives. We can no longer do things with ease, such as attending a parade, sending our children off to school, even grocery shopping without that imminent fear of gun violence erupting. We should not have to live this way,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “Every single day more than 120 Americans lose their lives to gun violence and that is unfathomable. This is an issue that has been ignored and downplayed for far too long and the Board of Commissioners will continue to stand firmly with our community partners to raise awareness and work towards a future where no one is lost to these preventable crimes.”