"Modern Family" co-creator Steve Levitan, who sits on the Everytown Creative Council with Mr. Burrell, Mr. O'Neill and Ms. Vergara, said it stands to reason that a show that celebrates families would speak out against gun violence.
"I was a single mother, and a very young single mother. I moved from Colombia to the United States. One of the most important things for me was to be able to provide for my son, Manolo," Vergara said Tuesday. "I had dreams for him. I wanted to give him a great college education. I wanted to give him great health care. I wanted to be there for him. I wanted also to help my family in Colombia, and for that, you need money no matter what."