How to Participate in #IChoosePeace & Support Violence Prevention

This June, the Indy Peace Fellowship is launching the #IChoosePeace campaign, which calls for an end to gun violence in all of its forms, including domestic violence, suicide, and city gun violence. The campaign will launch on May 31 at the Indianapolis Central Library. #IChoosePeace is targeting all individuals, groups and organizations in Indy, urging them to spread love, not gun violence.

Sign the Pledge

Take a stand against gun violence in Indy by adding your personal pledge of peace. By declaring: "I Choose Peace," you're joining a community of individuals committed to creating a safer, healthier, more peaceful future for all.
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Attend an Event

Wednesday, May 31 · 4 pm
#IChoosePeace Campaign Kickoff with Indy Peace Fellowship
Central Library · 40 East Saint Clair Street
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Friday, June 2 · 9:30 am
Moms Demand Action - Indianapolis Wear Orange Kickoff
Walnut St./Orange Bridge at the Downtown Canal
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Saturday, June 3 · 11 am
Purpose 4 My Pain - Kicking the Grief Kickball Tournament
Watkins Park · 2360 Dr. M.L.K. Jr. Street, Shelter #1
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Thursday, June 29 · 10 am - 2 pm
Saint Florian Center Violence-Free Market Day
545 E 19th St

Wear Orange / Light Your Home or Building Orange

Wear Orange is observed every June. Thousands of people wear the color orange to honor Hadiya Pendleton, who marched in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. One week later, Hadiya was shot and killed on a playground in Chicago. Soon after this tragedy, Hadiya’s friends commemorated her life by wearing orange, the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others.

Wear Orange / light your home or building orange, take a pic, and share it via social media with the hashtags #WearOrange and #IChoosePeace.

Participate on Social Media

The official hashtag for all platforms: #IChoosePeace

Sample Social Language

  • #IChoosePeace to end the gun violence crisis that takes more than 1,000 lives in Indiana every year and devastates countless others. Join me and #SpreadLove, #NotGunViolence.
  • Gun Violence is preventable. #IChoosePeace Why do you choose peace?
  • Gun violence is robbing our future. #IChoosePeace because our city deserves better.
  • #IChoosePeace because #LoveShouldntHurt. #EndDV #DomesticViolenceAwareness

Advocate for Gun Safety Policies

The 2023 state legislative session may have come to an end, but Congress is in session. Tell your elected officials, we need immediate action to prevent gun violence and save lives. You can advocate for gun safety and gun violence prevention measures such as:

  • Background checks for gun sales at gun shows, on the internet, or between private individuals
  • Increasing the Minimum Age to Purchase & Possess Firearms
  • Child Access Prevention and Safe Storage Laws
  • Assault Weapon & Large Capacity Magazine Bans
  • Increasing the Funding for Gun Violence Prevention Research
  • Modernizing the Background Check System

Marion County comprises the entire 7th Congressional District and a portion of the 6th Congressional District. Not sure who your Representative is? Click here to find out.

Senator Todd Young

251 North Illinois Street, Suite 120
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 226-6700
Twitter: @SenToddYoung
Facebook: @SenatorToddYoung

Senator Mike Braun

115 N. Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 822-8240
Twitter: @SenatorBraun
Facebook: @SenatorBraun

7th District | Representative Andre Carson

300 E Fall Creek Pkwy. N. Dr., Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Phone: (317) 283-6516
Twitter: @RepAndreCarson
Facebook: @CongressmanAndreCarson

6th District | Representative Greg Pence

18 E. Main Street, Suite 210
Greenfield, IN 46140
Phone: (812) 799-5233
Twitter: @RepGregPence
Facebook: @RepGregPence

Volunteer as a Mediator

Indy Center for Conflict Resolution volunteers are the organization’s backbone—helping Indy neighbors across the city resolve conflict safely and build stronger communities together.

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Volunteer as a Mentor

Evidence shows that positive peer and adult mentoring relationships protect youth.
Create positive change in our community by volunteering with one of these programs TODAY!

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