Oprah Winfrey Matches George Clooney's $500,000 March for Our Lives Donation

Media mogul shares her support for the protest organized by survivors of the Parkland, Fla. school shooting

By McKenna Aiello Feb 20, 2018 11:39 PMTags
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Oprah Winfrey is doing her part to help end gun violence once and for all. 

After George Clooney and Amal Clooney pledged $500,000 to March for Our Lives—a protest organized by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting in Parkland, Fla.—the media mogul took to Twitter with a generous announcement.

"George and Amal," Winfrey wrote on Tuesday, "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."

On March 24, students and supporters of March for Our Lives will march through Washington D.C. to call for stricter gun laws in the face of mass school shootings across the nation. The organization has encouraged others to establish marches in their own communities. 

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Like Oprah, George and Amal said in a statement to E! News they were "so inspired by the courage and eloquence" exhibited by Marjory Stoneman Douglas' students, and said they plan to "stand by side with this incredible generation of young people from all over the country" during the event. 

Other familiar faces that have raised awareness for the student-led movement include Lady GagaJustin BieberMorgan FreemanSteven Spielberg and producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, who Deadline reports both donated $500,000. 

Similarly, Amy Schumer asked donations be made to Everytown for Gun Safety in lieu of wedding gifts

Seventeen students were killed last week after a 19-year-old gunman walked into school and allegedly opened fire. 

Help March for Our Lives reach their $1.5 million fundraising goal by donating here