Amal Clooney, the wife of the acclaimed actor, George, said during a speech at the 2018 Watermark Conference For Women that the survivors of the school shooting in Florida give her a lot of “hope.” As the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mobilize for gun control, celebrities and public figures have been praising their political activism.
The 40-year-old attorney shared her thoughts on the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, and stated she thinks they’re “doing an amazing job turning a tragedy into advocacy.”
Clooney praised the speed at which they’ve recovered from the incident and organized to begin implementing structural changes to thwart potential attacks in the future.
The human rights attorney stated that at 16-years-old she never would’ve had the mental fortitude to stand next to presidents, senators, or the NRA.
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According to the mother of two twins, the young people are “the best vehicle and best hope for change.” Celebrity Insider reported last week that the Lebanese beauty and her husband donated $500,000 to the organization, March For Our Lives.
The non-profit association seeks to begin petitioning Congress for changes in gun-control policies. She and George wrote that they wanted to donate so such an unfortunate tragedy does not affect their family and children in the future.
Amal stated the young people are the ones who should have the platform because they’re inheriting the earth after older generations pass it on.
Furthermore, Amal stated the ultimate defense against pro-gun advocates is the experiences of those who survive school shootings.
Amal and George aren’t the only celebrities to praise the affected students, as stars such as Jimmy Kimmel have vehemently voiced their support for the March.