Several prominent Latinos are among the celebrities who have teamed up in a social media campaign calling for Congress to enact gun control measures. The shooting in Orlando has spurred increased demands for legislation and has led to a historic sit-in in the House.
With the hashtag #DISARMHATE, singer and songwriter, Prince Royce, a leading advocate against gun violence, posted a photo on his Instagram with the names and signatures of over 200 artists and executives who want to put a stop to gun violence.
The photo includes signatures from many influential Latino celebrities, including Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Los Tigres Del Norte, Mana, Nicky Jam, Prince Royce, Ricky Martin, Selena Gomez and Shakira.
Darek Michael Wajda is currently an editorial intern with NBC Latino. Darek has also worked at CNBC and MSNBC as well as NECN and Telemundo Boston. He is a student at Northeastern University majoring in international affairs and political science. Darek is of Cuban-Polish ancestry and is bilingual and bicultural.