Who knew that the extended Trump-Kushner clan had a white sheep in the family? The two noted New York City real estate dynasties are not particularly known for their beneficent legacies in their hometown.
Jared Kushner’s younger brother, Josh, however, seems to be the exception to that rule. A lifelong Democrat who says that he most definitely did not vote for his brother’s father-in-law, Josh Kushner founded both a venture capital company, Thrive Capital, and the Oscar health insurance firm.
Now, Axios is reporting that the younger Kushner sibling has donated $50,000 to the “March for Our Lives” against gun violence being organized by the survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shootings.
The main march, which is scheduled for March 24th, will take place in Washington DC, but many communities are holding their own local editions of the protest, so check your nearby media for details or check out the March for Our Lives website listings here.
The purpose of the march is for students and their families “to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.” A remarkable outgrowth of the horrible tragedy at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the March for Our Lives has been gaining momentum in an unprecedented outpouring of revulsion towards the political manipulations of gun manufacturers through their lobbying arm, the National Rifle Association.
The support for the march from a member of the Kushner family must surely stick in the craw of our president, who would rather see more guns in schools through the arming of teachers than support the stated aim of the march to get guns out of our educational facilities.