Taylor Swift Makes Donation to Support Student-Led March for Our Lives

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The singer took a rare political stance in backing the demonstration against gun violence.

Though she typically shies away from making political statements, Taylor Swift took to social media on Friday to voice her support for the upcoming March for Our Lives rallies being held across the country this weekend to protest gun violence and advocate for school safety.

"No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence. Or to a nightclub. Or to a concert. Or to a movie theater. Or to their place of worship," she wrote. "I’ve made a donation to show my support for the students, for the March For Our Lives campaign, for everyone affected by these tragedies, and to support gun reform."

The Grammy winner added: "I’m so moved by the Parkland High School students, faculty, by all families and friends of victims who have spoken out, trying to prevent this from happening again."

Swift isn’t the only notable name bringing awareness to the movement initiated by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students who survived last month’s fatal shooting in Parkland, Florida. Amy SchumerYara Shahidi, Connie Britton, Olivia Wilde and Skai Jackson are set to speak at the demonstration taking place in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Shahidi opened up about the significance of the event in a statement earlier this week. "We are witnessing our generation, actively come together, in a global conversation, demanding action from lawmakers to invest in and assure our right to safety," the actress said. "I am inspired and motivated to continue to contribute through action, and am honored to be joining March for Our Lives, in Los Angeles this Saturday, to stand in solidarity with my peers from across the country, to demand an end to the gun violence plaguing our schools and our communities, once and for all."

Since its February announcement, March for Our Lives has been met with an overwhelming amount of love and generosity from Hollywood. Julianne Moore, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Debra Messing and more stars have urged their social media followers to sign the march’s petition. In addition, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw; Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg; George and Amal Clooney; and Oprah Winfrey have all donated money ($500,000 per couple) to support the cause.