Who can take the pledge?
Anyone can take the pledge. Placing the #MyLastShot sticker on a personal item, like an ID card or cell phone, shows your commitment to this pledge.
What am I signing up for when I take the pledge?
Since you believe that graphic images have the ability to incite change, you are letting the world know in the event you die from gun violence at the hands of another person, you would like to publicize the graphic images of your death - no matter how graphic they are. It’s important to share your wishes with your close friends and family. Please ensure they know that you pledged to be a part of this project by adding a sticker to a personal item, and why you did so.
I put a sticker on my personal item. What does this accomplish?
The sticker is an important symbol for this project in its fight against gun violence, but it is not legally binding in any way. It is a statement of intent; telling the world and those close to you that you want the graphic image of your death from gun violence publicized. After placing a sticker on your personal item, we ask you to designate an advocate to ensure your last wish is fulfilled in the event of your death from gun violence. Ideally, your advocate is a close friend and family member.
I am an advocate. How can I help?
Your main role as an advocate is to ensure that the last wish of a pledgee, the publicization of the image of their death from gun violence, is fulfilled. Using social media to locate the photographer of a photo, or reaching out to the publication working with the photographer is a great place to get started. Your secondary role, if needed, is to help facilitate conversations with those close to your pledgee who may not agree with the decision they're making.
I am a photographer. How can I help?
If you have taken a photo or video of a victim of gun violence - be aware that an advocate may try to reach out to you to get permission to publicize the photo. Ideally, you work together to publicize it with a media publication you are already associated with.