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Latino Celebrities Sign Open Letter to Congress on Gun Violence

by Darek Michael Wajda /
Prince Royce on stage at Grand Slam Party Latino at Marlins Park on December 5, 2015 in Miami, FloridaRodrigo Varela / Getty Images

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.

 Sen. Chris Murphy (C) (D-CT) speaks during a press conference held by Democratic senators calling for action on gun violence June 16, 2016 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Win McNamee / Getty Images

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.

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