After two deadly mass shootings in the United States in recent weeks, singer and songwriter Harry Styles has joined the fight to end gun violence by partnering with the non-profit organization “Everytown for Gun Safety during his North American tour. He will donate more than a million dollars to the cause.
Taking to his Instagram account, Styles said in a statement: “Along with all of you, I have been absolutely devastated by the recent series of mass shootings in America, which culminated at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde at the latest. , in Texas.”
“During our North American tour, we will be partnering with Everytown who work to end gun violence, donating to support their efforts and sharing their suggestions for action,” he added.
Styles captioned the post, “End Gun Violence.”
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According to the press release, Styles will donate proceeds from the tour, along with Live Nation matching, worth more than $1 million to Everytown for Gun Safety Fund, according to Billboard reports.
Citing statistics from Everytown, the singer said the gun was “one of the leading causes of death among American children and adolescents.” In the post, he also encouraged his fans to take part in the Everytown mission by texting “ACT” to 64433.
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Every Town is a nonprofit group founded by Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore that aims to educate and lobby for the prevention of gun violence.
Styles, whose third album “Harry’s House,” was released last week, will debut with “Love on Tour 2022” in North America in August. The tour will take place on multiple dates in select cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Austin, among its stops.
Earlier, singer Taylor Swift also tweeted saying she was “filled with rage and grief” over the shooting in Texas and the other shootings that took place in Buffalo and Laguna Woods. “We as a nation have become conditioned to unfathomable and unbearable grief,” his tweet read.
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An 18-year-old gunman entered Robb Elementary School in rural Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 students and two teachers on May 24. The tragic massacre of innocent children, allegedly shot by a heavily armed 18-year-old white supremacist who set fire to and killed 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, targeted and killed black shoppers. The attack on Robb Elementary School took place nearly 10 years later after a 20-year-old shooter killed 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. The incident marks the 27th school shooting in the United States so far this year.
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