March For Our Lives is less than two weeks away, and Parkland survivor David Hogg revealed on CNN Wednesday night that he had a huge announcement to make.
I’ll be making an announcement in 10 ish min on @andersoncooper be sure to tune in
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 15, 2018
“We’re gonna have four major independent women that are standing with us and walking beside us, and those are Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato,” he said.
These women, all with major fan bases, will accompany the Parkland survivors at March For Our Lives on March 24 to call for congressional action — to implement stricter gun laws and to put their promises into writing.
Hudson tweeted earlier on Wednesday, which was National Walkout Day, “I am completely inspired by the students and communities standing up for the future safety of everyone and to honor those we’ve lost from senseless acts of gun violence. I stand with you and raise my voice with yours. #ENOUGH.”
I am completely inspired by the students and communities standing up for the future safety of everyone and to honor those we’ve lost from senseless acts of gun violence. I stand with you and raise my voice with yours. #ENOUGH
— Jennifer Hudson (@IAMJHUD) March 14, 2018
Cyrus has retweeted the March For Our Lives Twitter account to raise awareness and also shared her support of yesterday’s Enough! school walkout: “Proud of all of you! Never give up! You are THE change!” she wrote in a tweet. “So amazing to see young people take back their power and USE it!”
Proud of all of you! Never give up! You are THE change!
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 14, 2018
“Don’t let today become yesterday … don’t let tomorrow pass by … everyday that fades is a wasted one, as are the valuable lives lost by gun violence,” Cyrus posted a day after the Parkland shooting took 17 lives. “It MUST stop. What are we going to do about it? Never give up.”
Last month, Lovato brought Parkland survivors — all wearing “MSD Strong” shirts — on stage at the kickoff San Diego concert for her Tell Me You Love Me world tour.
“I want to make sure their voices are being heard and we can provide them with the mental health and post-trauma care they need,” she said, according to The New York Daily News.
Grande has been inactive on her social media accounts since the beginning of 2018 (literally — as of today, she hasn’t posted since Dec. 31, 2017). But the “Dangerous Woman” star will also be on the front lines of March For Our Lives.
She spoke out after the Las Vegas shooting back in 2017, saying, “My heart is breaking for Las Vegas. We need love, unity, peace, gun control & for people to look at this & call this what it is = terrorism.”
My heart is breaking for Las Vegas. We need love, unity, peace, gun control & for people to look at this & call this what it is = terrorism.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 2, 2017
“They’re gonna be standing there with us and marching with us and they’re some of the few people that are really coming out and stepping up with us,” Hogg told CNN.
Other celebs who have vowed their support are Oprah Winfrey, who matched George Clooney’s $500,000 donation; Clooney himself, who is rumored to be working behind the scenes of the movement and Jimmy Fallon, who said he’d be at the march with his wife and kids.