By// Mariah Craddick
Snoop Lion’s personal campaign for gun control is going strong, despite the Senate’s recent defeat of background checks on gun purchases. Not only has he partnered with MTV and “MTV x Caliber’s” gun buyback initiative, he has now inspired the League of Young Voters Education Fund to launch a “No Guns Allowed” grassroots campaign.
Inspired by Snoop’s song of the same name, the non-violence campaign aims to advocate for youth violence prevention programs and background checks on firearm purchases.
The fund’s executive director Rob “Biko” Baker wrote an open letter addressing Snoop which quickly caught his attention and elicited a response from him via his Twitter account. After meeting with leaders from the League, Snoop is now fully supporting the initiative.
“‘No Guns Allowed’ is a really important song to me,” he said in a release. “I’m humbled that an organization like the League of Young Voters Education Fund supports what I’m saying in it and is taking action. Especially since they have been doing work for a long time to spread an anti-violence message in our communities.”
The campaign is asking people to submit personal stories and experiences related to gun violence through different social media platforms, including Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #NoGunsAllowed.
“The League is excited and honored by Snoop’s support for our ‘No Guns Allowed’ campaign,” Baker said. “We’re looking forward to collaborating with him in the near future to reach even more people and bring some much-needed attention to the work we’ve been doing for some time to make urban communities safer.”
Visit causes.com/NoGunsAllowed for events and more information.