Jared Kushner’s Brother Just Donated $50,000 to the March For Our Lives
Ivanka Trump isn’t the only member of her family who doesn’t see eye-to-eye with the president on all the issues. The presidential adviser and first daughter can count her brother-in-law, Joshua Kushner, as one of those who disagrees with the White House, particularly on gun control and women’s rights.
After being spotted at last year’s Women’s March, Axios is reporting that the youngest Kushner has quietly donated $50,000 to the March for Our Lives, set to take place March 24th. Kushner is a venture capitalist who has successfully launched a number of businesses including Oscar, a New York-based digital health insurance firm.
Kushner is in good company, following celebs like George and Amal Clooney, Oprah Winfrey and clothing brand Gucci — all who have donated hefty sums to the student advocacy organization formed in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida last month.
As for the teen survivors of Parkland, they are upping their activism to ensure that gun violence in schools comes to an end. Thanks to their activism, as of late Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a wide-ranging package that should help protect students in the state from gun violence.
The bill, passed quickly in the state’s Republican-held house, will see a requirement for a three-day waiting period for firearm purchases (with some exceptions) as well as stronger funding for more school security and mental health services.
The bill also bans the sale or possession of bump fire stocks outright, effective immediately, gives law enforcement the ability to seize weapons from potentially dangerous people (although that danger isn’t clearly defined), and raises the age requirement for all gun purchases to 21 from 18 (the federal age minimum is 18 for a rifle and 21 for a handgun).
There is currently no national plan to enact laws similar to what was passed in Florida, even though the House and Senate are both majority Republican.
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