Clooneys Make Big Move to Fight School Shootings
'Our children's lives depend on it'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2018 12:44 PM CST
In this Oct. 22, 2017 file photo, Amal Clooney and George Clooney arrive at the premiere of "Suburbicon" in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – George and Amal Clooney are making a big move in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting: The celebrity couple is donating $500,000 to March For Our Lives, the Washington, DC, protest demanding gun control planned for next month by survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. "Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women," George Clooney said in a statement obtained by Deadline. "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." The couple is making the donation in the name of their infant twins, Ella and Alexander.

"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," one of the students planning the march said when announcing it over the weekend, per People. "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." Other celebrities, including Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, have voiced support on social media for the students' activism, Fader reports. (The Clooneys also made a big donation in the wake of the Charlottesville violence last year.)

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