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    George Clooney, Amal Clooney Donate to March for Our Lives, Oprah Winfrey Offers Matching Donation

    Updated On 20 Feb, 2018 Published On

    Celebrities have joined the movement to protect American kids from gun violence in the aftermath of another deadly school shooting, with George Clooney and Amal Clooney donating $500,000 to help students carry out the upcoming 'March for Our Lives' rally, to be held in Washington, D.C, to tighten gun control. Oprah Winfrey and Jeffrey Katzenberg, too, are joining the movement along with George and Amal Clooney.

    According to reports, Oprah and Katzenberg will match the Clooney’s contributions.

    George Clooney and Amal Clooney have donated $500,000 to the March for Our Lives rally

    George Clooney and Amal Clooney have donated $500,000 to the March for Our Lives rally

    Source: the Wrap

    In a statement from George Clooney provided by his publicist Stan Rosenfield to USA TODAY, the Oscar-winning actor said,

    Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School. The statement continues, "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 star and his human-rights attorney wife have said that they are making the donation in the name of their 8-month-old twins. They further said that they would be joining the rally on March 24.

    George said,

    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.

    This is what TV queen Oprah Winfrey said about her decision to donate another $500,000,

    George and Amal, I couldn’t agree with you more. I am joining forces with you and will match your $500,000 donation to ‘March For Our Lives’. These inspiring young people remind me of the Freedom Riders of the 60s who also said we’ve had ENOUGH and our voices will be heard.