How to Support Violence Prevention

The Marion County Youth Violence Prevention Coalition calls for an end to gun violence. We urge all individuals, groups and organizations in Indianapolis to get involved.

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

November Meeting

Date: Saturday, November 4
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: East Washington Street Library, 2822 E Washington

Join Moms Demand Action for their last in-person organizing meeting for 2023 and learn about the many different ways you can take action to prevent gun violence.


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!

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

Participate on Social Media

Follow @mcyvpc on all social media platforms

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


Your donation matters! 

Support our mission to prevent youth violence in Indianapolis. This vital work could not be done without the generous contributions of our supporters.

Your donation is tax deductible.


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.