Jimmy Fallon will join Parkland students in the 'March For Our Lives' in Washington DC
Jimmy Fallon expressed his support of the Never Again movement started by the survivors of the Parkland high school shootings, and announced his intention to attend the 'March For Our Lives.'
Jimmy Fallon's 'The Tonight Show' had its first full-length show since the horrific school shooting on February 14 that occurred at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and Fallon expressed his support and admiration for the students who survived for deciding to become gun control advocates as a result of their traumatic experience, even pledging to join the 'March For Our Lives' in Washington DC on March 24.
Fallon broached the topic with a tribute to the victims and survivors: "This is our first full show back since the tragic shooting in Florida, and first of all I want to say that our hearts goes out to the families of the teachers and students that were killed. But our hearts also go out to the students that survived, because what they had to live through and what they have to live with is something I can't even imagine."
He went on to praise students' response, saying "I think what the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are doing is unbelievable. They're speaking out with more guts, passion, conviction, and common sense than most adults. They're high school students; it's beyond impressive. That strength that they have, it's inspiring. They are angry, and they are doing something about it and creating change."
Fallon added emphatically, "This is a real revolution," before going on discuss the 'March For Our Lives,' saying, "They have organized a peaceful march on Saturday, March 24, in Washington DC to demand action to prevent gun violence."
He also included a personal message for the students. "I just want to say I stand behind you guys, and I will be marching alongside you with my wife and two children in DC to show our support," he said to applause. "To every one of you who is speaking out - thank you, I'll see you March 24."
The demonstration is being organized in collusion with nonprofit organization Everytown for Gun Safety, and is expected to have half a million people participate in it. Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, and Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg have each pledged $500,000 to support the demonstration and the Never Again movement that has been spearheaded by the students of the Parkland school.
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