George And Amal Clooney Donate $500,000 To The 'March For Our Lives'
Students, teachers, parents, and other well-meaning Americans are planning a march in the wake of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The event called “March for our Lives” is scheduled for March 24. Participants will march in Washington DC to demand severe gun control measures.
Although a definite time for the march has not been announced, plans are gaining massive support all around the country and the world. A Facebook group has already been created. Several cities around the country are planning concurrent marches.
Cities that will join the march include Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, Springfield, Missouri, San Francisco, Dallas, New York City, Birmingham, Alabama, West Palm Beach, Florida, Boise, Idaho, and Liverpool, England
George Clooney and Amal are joining the march
TV star George Clooney and his wife Amal have thrown their weight behind “March for our Lives”. They have donated the sum of $500,000 towards mobilization for the event. They will also be attending the march in Washington DC.
The couple made the donation on behalf of their children, Ella and Alexander.
“March for Our Lives” was started by students across the United States.
Celebrities join the donation train
On Tuesday, Oprah Winfrey released a statement saying she would match the Clooney’s donation of $500,000 with her own donation of $500,000.
George and Amal, I couldn’t agree with you more. I am joining forces with you and will match your $500,000 donation to ‘March For Our Lives.’ These inspiring young people remind me of the Freedom Riders of the 60s who also said we’ve had ENOUGH and our voices will be heard.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) February 20, 2018
TV director Steven Spielberg and his wife, Kate Capshaw, soon after released their own statement about the same effect. These are by far the largest donations yet made to “March for our Lives”. And several other celebrities are also using their star power to drum up support for the event.
Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Cher are already speaking up for the students on social media.