On March 24, students and their families will be marching in D.C. and in cities across the US for gun control reform. For their parts, Amal and George Clooney have just pledged $500,000 to support the organizing efforts of March For Our Lives.
Deadline reports that the Clooneys have promised not only money, but also plan to march as well:
“Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School,” Clooney said in a statement. “Our family will be there on March 24 to stand side by side with this incredible generation of young people from all over the country, and in the name of our children Ella and Alexander, we’re donating 500,000 dollars to help pay for this groundbreaking event. Our children’s lives depend on it.”
Since the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead, the teen survivors have been organizing protests and giving the sort of speeches we should be hearing from our political leaders. March For Our Lives is pushing for federal gun control reform, background checks, the banning of automatic weapons, and it’s all led by the students so frequently targeted by gun violence.
Here are Marjory Stoneman Douglas students David Hogg, Alex Wind, Emma Gonzalez, and Cameron Kasky discussing their protest plans on Face The Nation Sunday: