Clooneys To Join Trainees’ Rally After Florida Shooting, Contribute $500,000
The “March for Our Lives” event is among a number of rallies being organised by trainees throughout the country in assistance of more powerful weapon laws, challenging political leaders they state have actually failed to secure them.
George Clooney and spouse Amal Clooney are understood for donating large to political causes Los Angeles: George Clooney and his other half said on Tuesday they are donating$500,000 to the”March for Our Lives “rally in Washington and will walk with trainees in assistance of gun control following last week’s shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead.”Our household will be there on March 24 to stand side by side with this unbelievable generation of youths from all over the country, and in the name of our children Ella and Alexander, we’re contributing 500,000 dollars to assist spend for this groundbreaking occasion. Our children’s lives depend on it,” Clooney said in a statement.The “Ocean’s Eleven “star and his human rights lawyer spouse Amal, who offered birth to twins Ella and Alexander in 2017, are known for contributing large quantities of cash to political causes. Last year they contributed$1 million to the Southern Hardship Law Center following a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that caused counter-protests and the death of a woman.Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where a 19-year-old previous trainee is accused of going on a rampage with a semiautomatic AR-15-style assault rifle on Feb. 14, are assisting in planning the march.The “March
for Our Lives” event is one of several rallies being arranged by students across the country in assistance of stronger weapon laws, challenging political leaders they state have failed to protect them. Busloads of Florida trainees headed to the state capital Tallahassee on Tuesday to call for a ban on attack rifles.Other stars
have voiced their support for the trainees’efforts on social networks, including Justin Bieber, Girl Gaga and Cher.Gun ownership is protected by the Second Modification of the United States Constitution and remains one of the country’s more divisive problems.(Reporting by Nichola Groom; Modifying by Tom Brown)(Except for the heading, this story has actually not been modified by
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