Actress and The Real co-host Tamera Mowry-Housley is looking to create a change and end gun violence. Last year on Nov. 7, the talk show host was horrified to learn her niece Alaina Housley was one of 12 people that were shot and killed at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Ca. According to E! News, for the past year, Tamera has used her platform on The Real to continue a dialogue on gun violence in America.
In September, the Sandy Hook Promise's "Back-to-School Essentials" video went viral and during the "Girl Chat" segment of the show. Tamera discussed how disappointed she was on how the country has not created change with gun violence. Tamera remarked,
We have a massive shooting, thoughts and prayers are followed and then you see Facebook debates. Then everyone forgets. Then Congress does absolutely nothing. We hear crickets chirping. Then the cycle happens again, I'm over it. I feel like it should be every American's concern right now. I don't want to get to a point that it has to happen to you that your family's sensitive on the subject.
Tamera has shined a spotlight on organizations dedicated to eradicating gun violence and having tougher gun laws passed, including her own foundation she helped launch, Alaina's Voice, created in her niece's honor. The organization's mission is to, "inspire hope and kindness in our communities through education, music, and mental health initiatives."
According to Tamera,
It's obvious that we need change when it comes to gun violence. I don't care if I have to knock on the doors of the White House to do it, to advocate for change. I believe that it starts from within. Our country is sick. It's diseased. It needs healing. It needs healing from within.