The nationwide March for Our Lives movement steps off in cities throughout the country today. The young activists organizing the events have strong celebrity backing.
“Time for gun laws to change,” posted Marvel star Chris Evans, appearing as Captain America next in Atlanta-filmed “Avengers: Infinity War” next month.
“We stand in solidarity with the survivors of gun violence and student activists who are calling for action on common sense gun safety laws,” reality star Khloe Kardashian posted.
Alyssa Milano, who campaigned for Jon Ossoff during his unsuccessful bid to fill former U.S. Rep. Tom Price’s seat, has posted several items, including a link giving information on local marches.
Watch live coverage of marches in Atlanta and elsewhere today on WSBTV.com.
The main event, in Washington DC, has been put together by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students in response to the massacre at their school last month. Suspect Nikolas Cruz, 19, is accused of opening fire at the Parkland, Fla., school on Feb. 14, leaving 17 dead and many others injured.
George and Amal Clooney are among the prominent backers, announcing a $500,000 donation to help with logistics. Moved by their support, Oprah Winfrey matched the gift.
Here’s a look at some of the celebrity support behind today’s demonstrations.
My wardrobe for today. I am honored to support these students from all around the world who are coming together to, as Gandhi said “Be The Change”! . Add YOUR voice and join them on the streets today to show that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. To find the march closest to you, visit http://marchforourlives.com. #MarchForOurLives
No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence. Or to a nightclub. Or to a concert. Or to a movie theater. Or to their place of worship. I’ve made a donation to show my support for the students, for the March For Our Lives campaign, for everyone affected by these tragedies, and to support gun reform. I’m so moved by the Parkland High School students, faculty, by all families and friends of victims who have spoken out, trying to prevent this from happening again.