Students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week are organizing a march in Washington, DC, on March 24 to demand gun control reform.
“My message for the people in office is: You’re either with us or against us. We are losing our lives while the adults are playing around,” Cameron Kasky, a junior at the high school, said on CNN.
The students have been gaining the support of celebrities and members of Hollywood.
And now, George and Amal Clooney have pledged to donate $500,000 to the cause and said they will be attending the march.
“Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School,” George Clooney said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.
“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 dollars to help pay for this groundbreaking event. Our children’s lives depend on it.”
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hollywood producer and former CEO of DreamWorks Animation, also pledged to donate $500,000 as well as attend the march with his wife, Marilyn.
“Marilyn and I are proud to stand with the brave young leaders from Parkland, Florida, who have taken their pain and grief and turned it into action," Katzenberg said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. "We will join Amal and George Clooney on March 24 to stand alongside these remarkable young people. We are also donating $500,000 to March for Our Lives to support this historic event.”