Aetna donates $200K to gun protest march

Aetna donates $200K to gun protest march
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Aetna announced on Tuesday that it will donate $200,000 to the gun reform rally “March for Our Lives.”

The health insurer said it wants to support action to stop gun violence, but doesn’t oppose responsible gun owners.

“I want to emphasize that our actions are not an indictment of responsible, legal gun owners,” Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini said in a statement. “Instead, we are joining others who cannot sit by idly while mass shootings become a part of our everyday life.”

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


It is scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., and a number of other cities on March 24.

Aetna joins a growing list of companies that are donating money to the event.

The dating app Bumble recently pledged $100,000 and Gucci has said it will give $500,000 to the rally. Lyft has offered free rides to people attending the rally.

A number of celebrities — including Oprah Winfrey, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, and George and Amal Clooney — have also donated money to the march.