On September 25, 2016, in concert venues across the country -- from Church Sanctuaries, to Concert Halls, to Road Houses, and Barn Hootenanny's, Americans from all walks of life will be gathering to raise our voices to end gun violence. Our purpose is singular, our voices diverse: we are all, everyone of us, tragically affected by the gun violence epidemic that continues to ravage our country:
The numbers don’t lie:
Every year, more than 33,000 Americans are killed by guns.
That’s 91 Americans a day.
And, on average, 7 of those 91 precious souls are children.
Each of us is 25 times more likely to die by gun than in any other developed country on earth.
With your help, we can ensure that everyone here in Santa Barbara County -- especially our children - - can join us at the Arlington Theatre for this national celebration of unity, peace, and safety for all. We want to fill the iconic Arlington Theatre with the joyful, hopeful refrains of a large, eclectic pool of local talent and our fill every seat with members of our loving community.
When you become a Concert Across America, Santa Barbara Sponsor, children, survivors, and families from across Santa Barbara County can be part of a national sing-out (there are more than 80 concerts from Maine to Alaska already scheduled and the roster grows daily: RememberSept25.org). We can, if we open our hearts and lift our voices, end gun violence. Here’s how you can get involved: