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Amal Clooney Praises Florida Shooting Survivors And Reveals That Her Twins Will Go To School In America

Date February 27, 2018

Amal Clooney is showing her support to the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting as they organize the 'March For Our Lives' to fight for changes in gun control laws.

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The human rights attorney, 40, addressed the tragedy when she spoke at the 2018 Watermark Conference for Women on February 23 in San Jose, California. Amal mentioned that she and her husband, actor George Clooney, will join the march in Washington on March 24.

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She said:

I am just blown away by these students. I think they are doing an amazing job turning a tragedy into advocacy. It’s only been a week since this happened and I’m in awe of how courageous they are and how effective they are. I would never have had the precession of mind or the courage at 16 years old, let alone having just gone through what they have, to be able to stand face to face with the president, a senator, the NRA, and answer those tough questions. They are the best vehicle and best hope for change. I really hope that they will succeed and make a meaningful difference.

The survivors have mobilized their forces together to advocate gun control after the terrifying shooting, which killed 17 people on February 14. Some organized protests, others met with President Donald Trump at the White House.

Amal and George recently made a donation of $500,000 to the upcoming 'March For Our Lives' demonstration.

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The Lebanese attorney and philanthropist commented:

George and I just personally wanted to make this contribution and say that we will be there with our family because my children are very lucky to go to school here and I know their lives will literally depend on it. The new generation, the young people, feel empowered to make a change, and frankly, they are the ones who should have the platform. The march we’re attending, it’s their march. They are ones that are going to be speaking, and if someone tries to tell them what the reality is, their response should be, ‘Well, I was the one hiding in the closet a week ago, so let me tell you how I feel and this is what would make me safe.

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Oprah Winfrey publicly matched the Clooneys’ donation as well as many other famous faces.

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