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John Legend, Chrissy Teigen donate $25K to ‘March for Our Lives’

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have donated $25,000 to the gun reform rally “March for Our Lives.”

“We support the students,” Legend told The Associated Press. “We’re proud of the students. We’ve already sent them money. We sent them $25,000 to help with whatever costs they have for organizing, and we believe that our gun culture needs to change in America.”

Legend and Teigen join Oprah Winfrey and George and Amal Clooney in donating money to the march, which is scheduled to be held on March 24 in Washington, D.C., and other cities.

The Clooneys pledged to donate $500,000, which Winfrey said she would match. {mosads}

“We believe that our gun culture needs to change in America. We stand out among other major countries in the world when it comes to these kinds of massacres but also in the everyday gun violence that people have to deal with,” Legend told the AP.

The march was organized by survivors of the Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead and many others wounded.

“The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon also recently said he supports and plans to participate in the march.

“I don’t think that we should accept that as normal,” Legend said. “I think we’ve decided that everyone having unfettered access to guns is more important than all of us being safe, and I think we need to reshape that balance a bit so that we’re all more safe.”

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