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Alessandro Michele prompts Gucci to donate $500,000 towards gun control
By Undine Markus | Current affairs | 27 February 2018

Top image: Taken from marchforourlives.com

Gucci has announced that it is donating $500,00 to next month’s March for Our Lives, scheduled to take place on 24th March in Washington. The March is being organised by student activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in response to last week’s school shooting that left seventeen of their classmates and teachers dead.

“We stand with March for Our Lives and the fearless students across the country who demand that their lives and safety become a priority,” Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele revealed to WWD. “We have all been directly or indirectly impacted by these senseless tragedies.”

“I am truly moved by the courage of these students,” Michele added. “My love is with them and it will be next to them on March 24. I am standing with March for Our Lives and the strong young women and men across the United States who are fighting for their generation and those to come.”

Cameron Kasky, the seventeen-year-old drama student behind the Never Again movement with his classmates and Emma González, asked the Senator for Florida Marco Rubio if he would promise not to take any more donations from the NRA (National Rifle Association). His request was based on group’s estimate that Trump has received $30million from the NRA. Dividing that figure by the number of murdered school kids, the group have calculated that to be $5,800 per person.

“If the President wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy and how it should never have happened and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it, I’m going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association,” Emma said in her commemoration speech that has served as one of the main fuels to the movement.

Find more information on March for our Lives here.

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