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Funerals have been taking place this week for the teens and teachers who were shot and killed on Feb. 14 by suspected shooter and former classmate Nikolas Cruz.
In a statement to ABC News, Clooney wrote, “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.”
The actor and producer added, “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.”
Clooney joins fellow actors like Josh Gad, who have taken to social media to praise the planned march.
“We cannot ignore these tragedies any longer. I am so inspired to see the students of Parkland & kids all over this country standing up to the status quo,” Gad wrote earlier this week, promoting the march.
As for the march, which was announced Sunday, the official mission statement calls for “kids and families [to] take to the streets of
The event has raised more than $700,000 of its proposed $1 million goal on the crowd funding site GoFundMe.
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