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Like the rest of the country and the world, Billboard editors were horrified by the mass killing at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub on June 12, and by the murder of singer Christina Grimmie the night before. Both tragedies occurred where musicians and music fans gathered. And so faced with another gun-related tragedy, the staff organized this special “Open Letter to Congress” cover of Billboard.

With the help of leading gun-violence prevention group Everytown for Gun Safety, editors reached out to those we cover in the music industry, and asked for their support and their signatures to help seek a sane and safe end to gun violence. Within minutes, Joan Jett was the first to sign on. Lady Gaga shortly followed. Within hours, and then in a matter of just a few days, nearly 200 top artists and executives—pop stars (including Grimmie's friend Selena Gomez), rappers, rock gods, legends, Broadway heroes, even two Beatles and Yoko Ono—lent their voices to the chorus of Americans looking to our political leaders for change. Billboard, artists and music-industry executives join so many members of the House and Senate this week proudly advocating for common-sense gun safety.

http://www.billboard.com/open-letter/

 

This is what artist should be signing and not open letters to Youtube.

This is what celebrities should do with their power.

This is what celebrities should do to support the people that built their careers. 

This is proof enough to know who's behind us and who isn't.

COME THROUGH!!!!

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I don't see how having a two minute conversation over the phone with a Billboard editor and letting them put your name on a magazine is doing such great work. :morning: 

But I appreciate the idea behind it and it's nice that Billboard is raising awareness. Let's hope something actually changes this time. :/ 

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