George, Amal Clooney donating $500000 to support student marches against gun violence

George Amal Clooney Parkland March for Our Lives

"What we're trying to do here [with] "March for Our Lives" is say, the adult politicians have been playing around while my generation has been losing our lives", Kasky said.

"The "March For Our Lives" is going to be in every major city and we are organizing it so students everywhere can beg for our lives". Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland High School last week, the Clooneys have pledged to participate in the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., on March 24, and will donate $500,000 toward the event. Here's hoping that they're also planning to do additional activism around the event.

The self-confessed killer, Nikolas Cruz, used a legally purchased AR-15 in the massacre. "We are joining in this movement with a donation of $500,000".

George told People magazine that they are donating the half-million dollars in honor of his eight-month-old twins, Ella and Alexander.

Film producer Jeffrey Katzenberg and his wife Marilyn also said they would match the $500,000 donation and march in Washington.

George and Amal Clooney have previously made major donations to other causes.

"We are overwhelmed with the support, and we can't wait to march". Busloads of Florida students headed to the state capital Tallahassee on Tuesday to call for a ban on assault rifles.

They plan to hold a rally on Wednesday to pressurise Florida's Republican leaders to implement gun restrictions which they have resisted since taking control in 1999. Since, celebrities and lawmakers have opened up a dialogue about stricter gun laws.

They are demanding a "comprehensive and effective bill" in Congress to address the violence.

Gun ownership is protected by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and remains one of the nation's more divisive issues. "We must make it our top priority to save these lives". "Their young voices will be heard".

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