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'March For Our Lives' Cost $5 Million; 'Several Million' Left For Lobbying

Student activists put on highly choreographed event in just five weeks — with help from celebrities and other donors.
Young victims of gun violence, including students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, stand on stage at the conclusion of the "March For Our Lives" rally Saturday in Washington, D.C. Source: Chip Somodevilla

Organizers of the "March For Our Lives" rally in Washington put the early cost estimate for the event at $5 million, and said they have "several million dollars" left to continue to push for stricter gun laws and fight gun violence.

Deena Katz, a Hollywood producer who became involved in the early stages of planning for the march, said fundraising efforts have been successful enough to ensure continued lobbying and

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