Celebrities Sign Letter To Congress

Christmas MusicSelena Gomez, Yoko Ono and Lady Gaga are among a host of big-name artists who are taking on gun violence. The stars are teaming up with Billboard magazine to campaign Congress to pass stricter gun regulations.

Over 180 musicians and music executives signed an open letter in this week’s edition of Billboard with the cover reading, “Stop Gun Violence Now.”

Among the stars are, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Zayn Malik, Paul McCartney, Sting, Barbra Streisand, Britney Spears, Ellen DeGeneres, James Corden and Tony Bennett.

The cover comes on the heels of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history at an Orlando nightclub this month and the ongoing debate over legislative stalemate on the gun issue on Capitol Hill.

Also mentioned in the letter is the murder of singer Christina Grimmie, who was killed the night before the Pulse nightclub shooting at a fan meets and greet.

Marcia Wright, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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