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Post by ladybugcngc on Wed 28 Feb 2018, 15:44

http://www.tmz.com/2018/02/28/george-clooney-scooter-braun-march-for-our-lives-fundraising/


George Clooney, Scooter Braun

Secretly Major Forces Behind March for Our Lives
George Clooney and Scooter Braun are secretly working behind the scenes for the March for Our Lives campaign ... and TMZ knows this all because we wanted to find out how many MOL t-shirts were sold.

One of our producers emailed members of the campaign triggered by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting. She wanted to know how many sweatshirts, t-shirts and other merch items have been sold to raise money for the upcoming marches -- in particular, the march in Washington to ban assault rifles and end gun violence.

We were told over 22,000 items have been sold, but our producer wanted to know more, and she was referred to a woman who is running the fundraising campaign. Turns out ... the woman works for Scooter Braun.



After more digging, we found out Scooter is deeply involved in the fundraising efforts but was determined not to take the spotlight away from the students, so he used one of his employees for cover. As you know, Scooter organized the Manchester charity event for the victims of the Ariana Grande concert bombing.

We also found out Clooney, who donated $500k to March For Our Lives, is actively working behind the scenes to provide various forms of help. And sources at MOL tell us Clooney is the one who started the behind-the-scenes work and recruited Braun and others. 

We're assuming they've done all this on the QT because they feel it would diminish the impact of the movement if celebrities appear to be running the show -- the students are the ones changing hearts and minds and it's important it stays that way.

Clooney tells TMZ, "Amal and I fully support the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas. We've donated money to help pay for their march. But the march and all of the activities surrounding this movement belong to the young people across the country."

Clooney goes on ... "To suggest anything else would not only be completely inaccurate but also undercut the courage and determination of these incredible kids. They make me proud to be an American."
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Post by party animal - not! on Wed 28 Feb 2018, 17:53

Am impressed with both of them.

Scooter Braun was amazing at pulling that concert together so quickly to honour all those who died in the Manchester Arena. And we's always known how brill George has been at the heart of similar events

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Post by ladybugcngc on Wed 28 Feb 2018, 18:40

I agree PAN,

I don't remember a time when George Clooney was so determine to speak against gun violence.  When it's children murdering children it's extremely disturbing.

I'm happy to see George Clooney and other celebrities lending a voice to speak against gun violence that results in murder like Parkland school, San Bernardino, Manchester Arena, Las Vegas... along with the narrative to change gun laws.  As a Godparent, I also think it's important to take steps, that ensure our children are left out of the crosshairs of murder.
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Post by Donnamarie on Wed 28 Feb 2018, 19:16

These marches on March 24th will be huge. It will take a massive amount of coordination to organize these events.  I know that George cares deeply to make sure these kid’s voices will be heard.  Kudos to him and Scott Braun for offering their help. Terrific!
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Post by LizzyNY on Wed 28 Feb 2018, 22:29

I wish TMZ had had the brains to keep their mouth shut! The right-wing conspiracy theorists are already out there saying this is proof that the kids are being coached and it's all a left-wing plot - because if Clooney is involved it has to be. Damn!
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Post by it's me on Wed 28 Feb 2018, 23:53

he has to be really careful
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Post by Donnamarie on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 02:00

The right wing conspiracy theorists and trolls had already started their attacks before George got involved.  Their accusations and insinuations of the Florida high school students have been despicable.  I don’t doubt that George realized what the reaction would be if news got out that he was helping with this event.  But whether or not George had offered his help I think it’s a foregone conclusion that the conspiracy theorists will be spreading any lies to discredit this march.
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Post by Donnamarie on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 02:44

From ‘The Mercury News’ with some info on other groups who are lending their organizational and logistical support for the march:

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/02/28/george-clooney-a-behind-the-scenes-force-in-parkland-students-march-for-our-lives/


Oops.  Sorry ... I mistakingly referred to Mr. Braun as Scott INSTEAD of Scooter in an earlier post


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Post by ladybugcngc on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 04:28

http://smokeroom.com/2018/02/28/report-george-clooney-scooter-braun-organizing-gun-march/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social


REPORT: George Clooney And Scooter Braun Organizing March For Our Life Gun March
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There’s been wall-to-wall coverage of high schoolers and other supposed grassroots activists trying to orchestrate stricter gun laws this month. Some news outlets are doing a bang up job of trying to convince the general population that the NRA is a bigger threat to national security than hapless immigration and radical islamic terrorism combined. And anybody who defends the Second Amendment must be against the brave children who are finally taking a stand against violence, we’re told.

But according to TMZ, it may not be the children taking a stand against the violence. At least not entirely.

A TMZ producer reportedly emailed the March For Our Lives campaign – the ‘grassroots’ march on Washington that’s allegedly organizing a march on Washington this March to demand gun control. The producer wanted to know how many items related to the march have been sold, and who’s running the campaign.

The producer’s March For Our Lives contact blew their cover instantly – and referred the producer to a woman who works for Scooter Braun – aka Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande’s talent manager. Braun organized Ariana Grande’s charity concert after the Manchester City bombing and is now apparently working hand-in-glove with George Clooney to organize the March For Our Lives.

It’s been previously reported that Clooney donated $500,000 to the campaign – but the actor positioned himself as a spectator rather than an instrumental organizer behind the movement.

After the donation was made public, he told TMZ, “Amal and I fully support the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas. We’ve donated money to help pay for their march. But the march and all of the activities surrounding this movement belong to the young people across the country…To suggest anything else would not only be completely inaccurate but also undercut the courage and determination of these incredible kids. They make me proud to be an American.”

But this producer’s digging sheds light on a very different truth.

“We’re assuming they’ve done all this on the QT because they feel it would diminish the impact of the movement if celebrities appear to be running the show — the students are the ones changing hearts and minds and it’s important it stays that way,” TMZ reports.

It’s one thing if you’re going to donate some cash to a few traumatized high schoolers who want to make a difference in the world. But we’re dealing with a whole different ball of wax if George Clooney and his little buddy Scooter are legitimately propping kids up to go be a part of a movement that they singlehandedly organized. That’s the equivalent of a stage mom forcing her kid to participate in the school play by bribing them with snacks and extra dollar of allowance – but telling all her friends that her kid loves theatre and can’t wait to get to rehearsal every day. Except this is 500,000 worse.

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Post by carolhathaway on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 06:26

The question is if George and Scooter Braun started the march and used the kids by asking them to join them or if the kids started it and George jumped on the bandwagon and asked Scooter to help them. 
As far as I understood the whole issue, it's the second version. Because the young people started protesting directly after the shooting, after seeing their friends dying, they also decided to march at a very early stage. And maybe they decided to accept George's offer because they realized that they need any help they can get.

I don't know if a shooting at another school had had the same impact. I also don't understand why the parents and grandparents of the kids at Sandy Hooks didn't rally aggressively, but maybe it's because youngsters aren't willing to compromize which older people are.


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Post by ladybugcngc on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 07:04

carolhathaway wrote:The question is if George and Scooter Braun started the march and used the kids by asking them to join them or if the kids started it and George jumped on the bandwagon and asked Scooter to help them. 
As far as I understood the whole issue, it's the second version. Because the young people started protesting directly after the shooting, after seeing their friends dying, they also decided to march at a very early stage. And maybe they decided to accept George's offer because they realized that they need any help they can get.

I don't know if a shooting at another school had had the same impact. I also don't understand why the parents and grandparents of the kids at Sandy Hooks didn't rally aggressively, but maybe it's because youngsters aren't willing to compromize which older people are.
Carol,

When I originally read the Twitter post, it talked about the parents of Parkland students were strategic in helping the children with organizing the march, protest, and stand against gun violence.  I had no idea what I copied and pasted was a completely different article.
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Post by it's me on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 09:23

It's really hard do say something without knowing the whole thing

I keep thinking he better no steal the light
Even if I feel sad he can't act as an unknown

That said
I don't know how much job such march requires

And if it will be as large as I think
It will be an hell of a job


So
Kids need to stay as promoter
Adults aware of such occasions have to stay in charge

Security and control are crucial


Do you know if something similar ever happened ?
If not
It's hard to anticipate dangers


Even more now
When something is really already changing
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Post by LizzyNY on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 14:15

ladybugcngc wrote:http://smokeroom.com/2018/02/28/report-george-clooney-scooter-braun-organizing-gun-march/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social


REPORT: George Clooney And Scooter Braun Organizing March For Our Life Gun March
Jena Greene | Contributor
Ladybug - Smokeroom.com is a self-proclaimed anything goes gossip site. It isn't surprising that someone who thinks the Parkland victims are "a few traumatized high schoolers" would come up with a conspiracy theory about the march. She doesn't respect them or "George Clooney and his little buddy Scooter Braun". She thinks it's all a conspiracy to convince us that the NRA is more of a threat to us than immigrants or terrorists. (It is!)

"It’s one thing if you’re going to donate some cash to a few traumatized high schoolers who want to make a difference in the world. But we’re dealing with a whole different ball of wax if George Clooney and his little buddy Scooter are legitimately propping kids up to go be a part of a movement that they singlehandedly organized."

"That’s the equivalent of a stage mom forcing her kid to participate in the school play by bribing them with snacks and extra dollar of allowance – but telling all her friends that her kid loves theatre and can’t wait to get to rehearsal every day."

It's more the equivalent of Putin and the NRA running Trump for President. A little money and a touch of blackmail goes a long way.





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Post by party animal - not! on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 14:21

So very true, Lizzy. It's rubbish. Mm, wonder who owns it..........

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Post by party animal - not! on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 18:05

Loving Julianne Moore's Twitter page:

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Post by annemarie on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 18:15

Here is the link to sign the petition for March For Our Lives

https://marchforourlivespetition.com/

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