George and Amal Clooney have announced they will donate $500,000 to the upcoming student march for gun control.
Although the event is officially titled “March for Our Lives,” Buzzfeed reported that student organizers admit it is about pushing gun control:
Florida shooting survivors announce March For Our Lives on March 24 in support of gun control: "We've been hearing is that it's not the yet time to talk about gun control…so here's the time we're going to talk about gun control, March 24." pic.twitter.com/jWG9ZbXoy2
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) February 18, 2018
George told People magazine that they are donating the half-million dollars in honor of his eight-month-old twins, Ella and Alexander.
Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School. 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 to help pay for this groundbreaking event.
In addition to donating, the Clooneys pledge to attend the March 24 event as well. They join numerous other celebrities who have already voiced support for the gun control march.
On February 18 Breitbart News reported that Julianne Moore, Josh Gad, Alyssa Milano, and others were rallying behind the march.
For example, Julianne Moore tweeted:
This is an exciting and important moment. On March 24, students are leading marches in DC & across the country to demand that lawmakers do their jobs and take action to prevent gun violence. Get involved: https://t.co/u4MKGLpoZR #MarchForOurLives @Everytown
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) February 18, 2018
And Josh Gad tweeted:
We are all sickened by what happened in FL last week, but we cannot ignore these tragedies any longer. I am so inspired to see the students of Parkland & kids all over this country standing up to the status quo. On March 24, we march. Join us. #MarchForOurLives @MarchForOurLives pic.twitter.com/2v3yABKYn3
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 18, 2018
Alyssa Milano tweeted:
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 18, 2018
Justin Bieber tweeted his support for the gun control marchers, saying, “I stand with you guys.”