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It’s been only a week since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 high school students and teachers dead and more than a dozen others injured. In the wake of that tragedy, the student survivors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. have launched a campaign for gun control that has gained international attention. These teenagers have quickly moved to march on state capitals, speak with lawmakers and raise awareness and support for tighter gun control, better background checks and more restrictions on who can own a firearm in the United States. In the past week, the students’ drive and advocacy for “commonsense” gun laws have gained some A-list support.

Tuesday morning, George and Amal Clooney announced that they would be donating $500,000 to the March for Our Lives, a demonstration in Washington that is being organized by five students: Jacqueline Coren, Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky, David Hogg, and Alex Wind. The donation is in the name of the couple’s twins, Ella and Alexander, and the Clooneys will be at the rally on March 24 to support the students and the cause in person.

“Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School,” Clooney wrote in a statement, “Our family will be there on March 24 to stand side by side with this incredible generation of young people from all over the country, and in the name of our children Ella and Alexander, we’re donating $500,000 to help pay for this groundbreaking event. Our children’s lives depend on it.”

Throughout Tuesday, a number of the Hollywood elite, including Oprah, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw and Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg agreed to match the $500,000 donation.

“The young students in Florida and now across the country are already demonstrating their leadership with a confidence and maturity that belies their ages,” Spielberg said, “Kate and I applaud their efforts to take a stand for the benefit of this and future generations. They are an inspiration to us all, and we are joining in this movement with a donation of $500,000.”

Studio executive Jeffery Katzenberg and wife Marilyn also applauded the teens for turning their grief into action. They also said they would be attending the march.

“Marilyn and I are proud to stand with the brave young leaders from Parkland, Florida, who have taken their pain and grief and turned it into action,” reads Katzenberg’s statement, “We will join Amal and George Clooney on March 24 to stand alongside these remarkable young people. We are also donating $500,000 to March for Our Lives to support this historic event.”

While the celebrity support has certainly made headlines, some of the students are concerned that star power will limit their movement. Part of what is giving these kids traction is the fact that they can speak directly to the experience of being shot at in a place where they once felt safe. They are young enough to garner compassion from the public but old enough to use that attention to make a statement. They are the perfect messengers and celebrity involvement may eclipse their unique power.

Speaking of losing focus on the real story, George’s overtly political and very public donation has renewed Clooney 2020 speculation. Fans and even Fox News’ Sean Hannity are questioning if the actor is planning on making a presidential bid. Clooney has always been vocal about his political opinions but expertly dodges the president question any time it comes up.

In September of last year, he gave the closest thing we’ve ever seen to a real answer when he said, “Would I like to be the next president? Oh, that sounds like fun. Can I just say that I’d like anybody to be the next president of the United States. Right away, please.”

Is anyone else tired of people jumping to THEY’RE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT every time a celebrity makes a somewhat political move?