George Clooney wrote a heartfelt letter to a student of high school of Parkland, Florida, where two months ago there was a shooting that claimed the life of 17 people. Actor via the Guardian appealed to the young activists and congratulated them on their launch of a national campaign promoting safety in schools and gun control, which starts within Saturday’s demonstration the “March for our lives”.
The choice of platform for seeking Clooney was not accidental: the Guardian one of the first has supported the initiative of students and even gave the members of Eagle Eye (it is the name young people chose their organization’s) own publishing platform. Young activists took the opportunity to cover the upcoming protests, as well as “to raise awareness about the need of gun control and safety in schools”.
Party protests for gun control
Eagle Eye turned to many prominent political and public figures requested to give an interview, the proposal also received George Clooney, but he politely declined, citing his age and noting that the main feature of the campaign is that it promote the young people.
We give 100 percent on your side and will March in Washington on the 24th, but we both feel that it’s your March. Your moment. Young people appeal to adults — it is an effective tool. The fact that neither the age of the person will rise to the podium in Washington, is a powerful signal to the world that if we can’t stop a mass shooting, it will make you.
Activist Eagle Eye
His letter to George Clooney expressed his support for the students who decided to take the situation under control and to fight for every life.
You made me proud of my country.
— with these words, the actor finished the letter.
“March for our lives” (The March for Our Lives) will take place on 24 March in many U.S. cities. It is known that the podium in Washington, the rise of the singer Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande. Actor George Clooney does not hide his political beliefs, he actively participates in public life of their country in 2012 was even arrested for civil disobedience during a protest at the Sudanese Embassy.
George’s father Nick Clooney was arrested in 2012 on protests