Music superstars will stand with students at March for Our Lives
The students taking part in March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. later this month are going to have some superstar singers by their sides.
Organizers have confirmed that Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Common, Demi Lovato and rapper Vic Mensa will be performing at the event, set to take place March 24 in Washington, D.C.
Miley Cyrus has also confirmed her participation.
Hudson said in a tweet she was “honored” to “show my support for students across the country as they take action to end gun violence.”
Common added, “I’m grateful for this opportunity to perform in support of [the group’s] efforts to end gun violence in America.”
Last week, David Hogg, a survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, announced some of the performers set to appear while appearing on CNN.
“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. “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.”
The performers join a growing list of celebrities supporting the event.
Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and Steven Spielberg are among those who have donated money for the march.
Hudson and Lovato have both been vocal on the issue of gun violence recently.
Last week, as news of student walkouts around the country powered the news cycle, Hudson tweeted: “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”
“There are certain pop stars who don’t speak out politically, and they have more fans,” she told the magazine. “But I’d rather speak up for the things I believe in than just be dismissive of the issues going on in our country.”