Oprah Winfrey has reached into her pocketbook to match the $500,000 donation given by George and Amal Clooney to the upcoming “March For Our Lives” gun control rally led by student organizers in the wake of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

“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,’” Oprah said on Twitter Tuesday evening. “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.”

The Clooney’s announced Tuesday that they are donating $500,000 in the name of their eight-month-old twins, Ella and Alexander.

Joining Oprah in matching their $500,000 donation is director Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw, and film studio executive Jeffrey Katzenberg and his wife Marilyn Katzenberg, Deadline reported.

“March for Our Lives,” scheduled for March 24th, was organized by survivors of last week’s school shooting in Florida, which killed 17 people, to push for gun control legislation.

“In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short in Florida, politicians are telling us that now is not the time to talk about guns. March For Our Lives believes the time is now,” the group states on its website.



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6 thoughts on “Oprah Winfrey Matches Clooney’s $500K Donation For Anti-Gun Rally

  1. Schools SHOULD have well-trained, armed security. But encouraging teachers to carry firearms is NOT the right answer. As a former teacher, I know how kids sneak in your drawers and steal things from each other and from the teacher! We’ve got enough “loose-brained” students, some of whom are gang members and/or mentally ill; we do NOT want a bunch of loose weapons in our schools! Judging from the numerous child-molesting crimes committed by teachers and school staff, I would not trust them, either! Sadly, I’ve seen enough candlelight vigils to last a lifetime….. Mass shootings, like other violent crimes, are gun AND mental health AND law enforcement matters. I’ve posted our “People for Public Safety Coalition” suggestions on the Facebook pages of both the NRA (National Rifle Association) and NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill). Automatic and semi-automatic weapons should be banned from civilian ownership; they are meant for military use. The late President Ronald Reagan, former President George H. W. Bush, and the U.S. Supreme Court agreed that automatic weapons should be banned, but our current Congress has been afraid to renew the previous ban. Only U.S. citizens qualified to be part of a “Well-regulated militia” have the right to bear arms: foreigners and felons are ineligible. Violent or potentially violent mentally people, including juveniles, should be institutionalized, for their own safety and for public safety if a friend or family member hears them “communicating a threat,” which in most states IS a criminal offense.

  2. So the fake prez had a sit down with some white students today. Who among us think he would have a sit didn’t with blk teens about their socioeconomic issues? I applaud these students for speaking up and speaking out but they are already facing major resistance, no matter what the fake prez says to them. We all knw how he lies and deceive.

  3. October on said:

    I own guns but they are not my god, power or money. Mine are to defend myself against a home invasion. The people that broke in my house were not whites but other blacks.

    • americanize on said:

      Come on you no when you have that weapon in ur hand ur god.But that’s nether her or there.I hope if some white thugs break into your home you give them some lead to.

  4. americanize on said:

    Dam oprah that 5k would have been nice to build a school for under priveldge children,b/c nothing I mean nothing will change as it relates to guns in America.This is there god,power,money and guns.

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