Celebrities Have Donated More Than $2 Million to Florida Students’ Anti-Gun March

In less than 24 hours, major celebrities have joined thousands of people all over the world to raise more than $2 million for the March For Our Lives, the upcoming gun control march being organized by the surviving students of last week’s high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. First, George and Amal Clooney pledged to donate $500,000. Then Steven Spielberg did the same. And then Oprah Winfrey did it, too.

The march, which will take place on Saturday, March 24 in Washington, D.C., is part of a movement started by the students of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida to demand that “their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today,” according to the event’s website. The students’ goal is to pressure lawmakers into enacting meaningful gun control legislation.

The Valentine’s Day shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School was one of the deadliest school shootings in American history, killing 17 people including students, administrators, coaches and faculty. Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old suspected shooter who was a former student at Stoneman Douglas High School, has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.