- 20 Feb 18
The Hollywood power couple announced that they will be marching in support of student survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Five teenagers who survived the school shooting in Florida, which left 17 people dead, announced that on March 24 there will be a march on Washington, D.C. to call for stricter gun laws.
Students David Hogg, Alex Wind, Cameron Kasky, Jacqueline Coren and Emma Gonzalez — who made an impassioned speech at a rally in Fort Lauderdale where she shamed lawmakers for taking money from the NRA over the weekend - explained their idea to the media this weekend.
“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,” said Kasky.
“At the end of the day, this isn’t a red and blue thing. This isn’t Democrats or Republicans. This is about everybody and how we are begging for our lives,” he added. “We need to make real change here and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.”
George and Amal Clooney announced that they will be marching in support of the students.
"Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School," the statement reads. "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.”
He added, "Our children’s lives depend on it."