Magazine article Variety

Julianne Moore

Magazine article Variety

Julianne Moore

Article excerpt

scar-winning actress Julianne Moore has lent her name and time to many causes, including children's poverty and literacy. But few issues have shaken her so deeply as the recent spate of tragic shootings. Citing the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, she notes, "It was alarming to think something like this could happen, and the climate didn't change immediately."

So Moore became involved with Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest Ü.S. organization for gun violence prevention, which launched in 2014 through a combination of the groups Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Everytown, which boasts more than 3 million members, advocates for initiatives that would create stricter background checks and supports laws that keep guns away from domestic abusers and strengthen safety programs.

In October 2015, Moore launched the Everytown Creative Council as founding chairwoman. …

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