George and Amal Clooney have become the latest stars to voice their support for the upcoming March For Our Lives campaign in Washington, with the couple donating $500,000 to help pay for the “groundbreaking event.”
March 24 will see survivors of the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, protest in a bid to reform America’s gun laws.
George, 56, released a message Tuesday to say that he’s getting behind the movement 100 per cent and will be there with Amal, 40, on the day to offer his support.
He said in a statement obtained by ET Canada: “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. Our children’s lives depend on it.”
Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw announced Tuesday afternoon they’re also fighting for the important cause. The couple matched Clooney’s donation of $500,000.
“The young students in Florida and now across the country are already demonstrating their leadership with a confidence and maturity that belies their ages,” said Capshaw and Spielberg. “Kate and I applaud their efforts to take a stand for the benefit of this and future generations. They are an inspiration to us all, and we are joining in this movement with a donation of $500,000.”
Shortly after Spielberg got on board, Oprah tweeted her support for the March For Our Lives initiative, praising the Clooneys and also matching their $500,000 donation.
The horrific shooting on Feb. 14 saw 17 students get killed when suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire.
Justin Bieber, Morgan Freeman and Lady Gag, are among the celebs who have taken to social media to show their support.
According to the event’s website, the march will see students and supporters “take to the streets of Washington D.C. to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.”