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Parkland-survivor: the protesters do not understand all the facts
Parkland, Florida school shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv responds to the March for Our lives on ‘America’s News HQ.’
March for Our live events on Saturday began as a student-inspired campaign to draw attention to gun rooms violence class.
But the movement quickly attracted the attention of Hollywood-excited-guys like George Clooney and other famous and wealthy supporters who have helped collect more than $to produce 3.5 million and from the stage, the approximately 800 different events in Washington and elsewhere around the world.
Clooney and wife, Amal Clooney, a human rights lawyer, whose clients were WikiLeaks, including founder Julian Assange, were among the first to be a large donation.
The couple pledged $500,000 US-dollars only a few days after the March 14 mass-shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., has inspired the students on stage at the rallies. Seventeen people were killed in the shooting.
“George and Amal, I couldn’t agree with you,” media mogul Oprah Winfrey tweeted the promise of a few hours after Clooney’s’. “I am together with you and agree to your $ 500,000 donation.”
Clooney has given in the last legislative periods, tens of thousands of dollars to democratic candidates and groups, in connection with the party, including about $65,000 in 2016, with 2,700 euros to the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“George and Amal, I couldn’t agree more with you. I am together with you and agree to your $ 500,000 donation.”
– Oprah Winfrey
Winfrey tens of thousands of similar Democratic interests, but not since the election of the 2013 cycle. They gave US $ 2,300 and US $ 2,500, respectively, to Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Other big names of the stars who publicly promised, the March doughs Film producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw and singer John Legend, with model wife Chrissy.
To be sure, the land of Washington, broadcast on national television-rally looked like a Hollywood event, with stars such as Miley Cyrus and “Hamilton” Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is three-hour-show, himself a veteran of film and TV were amazed producers to sing on the stage in a fast-paced and polished.
Clooney allegedly supported the students in the early stages of production, helping them lawyers and A-list entertainment PR firm 42 West, which eventually led them to get Deena Katz as the lead event organizer.
Katz is a veteran producer who has worked as HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” and ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” She is also an executive director of the Los Angeles Women’s March Foundation, which helped verily of her, approvals, and the implementation of other tasks in connection with such a major event.
But all of the big money and Hollywood support, the help, the attention to the stage and the events-including one of the largest in Washington’s history-also triggered a counter-reaction of the Second Amendment and gun lobbyists-groups.
“Today’s protests are not spontaneous,” said the National Rifle Association on Saturday on Facebook. “Gun-haters billionaires and Hollywood elites are the Manipulation and the exploitation of children as part of their plan to DESTROY the Second Amendment and strip to defend our rights, ourselves and our loved ones.”
Beyond the entertainment money, the worlds of fashion and social media were also: Dating app Bumble has promised $100,000 and the Italian fashion brand, the supposedly agreed $500,000 US dollars.
The money is in addition increased to $3.48 million March for Our live operator on the free fundraising website gofundme.com and money of the group from sales of “merch” on his homepage.
The group also works with, and donations received by every town for Gun Safety, the influence of the non-Profit group that advocates for gun safety and more gun control and, rich founded and funded by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Exactly how much money has triggered the group or what it intends to do, the Rest is unclear. Others have probably given without a notice. And the group is registered as a 501(c)(4), so that to keep private the names of donors.
42 West did not return a call with the question of whether it will work also with the Promotion of pro bono. And tried to contact you. March, group officials Monday were unsuccessful.
However, the group recently, the Miami Herald newspaper said: “the donations will be used to pay the costs, in connection with the March For Our lives gather in Washington, DC, and to provide resources for young people, the organization of similar marches across the country. … All leftover funds go towards the promotion of continuous, long-term efforts by and for young people, to the end of the epidemic of mass shootings, our class rooms into crime scenes.”