George and Amal Clooney are continuing their support for the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
In a letter published in The Guardian on Friday, the actor praised the students leading the movement.
“Congratulations on the incredible work you and all of your fellow students are doing to make the country a safer place,” he wrote. “Amal and I are 100% behind you and will be marching in DC on the 24th, but we both feel very strongly that this is your march. Your moment.”
Students of the high school’s newspaper are guest-editing The Guardian a day ahead of the “March for Our Lives” march on Saturday in Washington, DC.
The couple also donated $500K to the March days after the shooting that killed 17 on Valentine’s Day. Since the fatal shooting, students have propelled the conversation of gun control, which led to a CNN Town Hall and landed the student faces of the movement on the cover of Time Magazine.
“The fact that no adults will speak on the stage in DC is a powerful message to the world that if we can’t do something about gun violence then you will,” the father of two added. “The issue is going to be this, anyone you ask would feel proud to be interviewed by you but it’s so much more effective if it’s young people.”
“You make me proud of my country again. Thank you,” he concluded.
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