George Clooney and spouse Amal Clooney’s plan to march in assist of the Florida highschool capturing’s survivors has impressed Oprah to match their associated donation of a half-million .
The Clooneys launched a joint assertion on Tuesday to announce they are going to be in attendance at March for Our Lives on March 24 in Washington, D.C. The demonstration was organized by the scholars of Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive College to push for an finish to gun violence in colleges.
“Amal and I are so impressed by the braveness and eloquence of those younger women and men from Stoneman Douglas Excessive College,” the couple mentioned in a press release to Selection. “Our household will likely be there on March 24 to face facet by facet with this unbelievable technology of younger individuals from all around the nation.”
The 2 additionally pledged a donation devoted to their twins, who had been born final summer time.
“Within the title of our kids Ella and Alexander, we’re donating $500,000 to assist pay for this groundbreaking occasion. Our kids’s lives rely on it,” they added.
Responding to the Clooneys’ announcement, Winfrey tweeted later Tuesday, “I couldn’t agree with you extra” and pledged to match their $500,000 donation.
Stoneman Douglas college students, together with Jaclyn Corin, Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky, David Hogg and Alex Wind, have come collectively within the wake of the capturing to ask lawmakers to reform America’s gun legal guidelines and to “demand that their lives and security develop into a precedence and that we finish gun violence and mass shootings in our colleges in the present day.”
Celebrities like Woman Gaga, Zendaya and Justin Bieber have additionally expressed their assist of the march on social media, with some speaking straight with the survivors.
The Clooneys beforehand opened their wallets following the violence sparked by a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, final August. The couple donated $1 million to the Southern Poverty Legislation Middle, a nonprofit that works to guard civil rights and fight hate teams.
On the time, President Donald Trump mentioned protesters on “either side” of the battle in Charlottesville had been responsible for the state of affairs.
“Amal and I wished so as to add our voice (and monetary help) to the continued combat for equality,” George Clooney mentioned on the time. “There aren’t any two sides to bigotry and hate.”
This story has been up to date to incorporate Oprah Winfrey’s tweet.