As component of a new initiative to help the American Civil Liberties Union, Oscar nominees and other stars are wearing blue ribbons with the organization's name on them.
Currently spotted wearing the ribbons, element of the "Stand With ACLU" campaign, are Lin-Manuel Miranda and his mother, "Loving" star Ruth Negga and far more.
"For practically one hundred years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the person rights and liberties assured by the Constitution and laws of the United States," the organization lists as its mission on its official web-site.
Ruth Negga and Lin Manuel Miranda arrived at the Oscars wearing a blue ribbon in assistance of @ACLU #Oscars pic.twitter.com/18XE4jRaTA
The organization launched the campaign this week, and the Oscars essentially aren't the first occasion at which celebs have supported the trigger. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Casey Affleck wore 1 final night at the Independent Spirit Awards. The outlet adds that in the past 3 months, the organization's membership has doubled and it's raised millions in online donations.
In February, the ACLU announced it would create a "rapid response group" to help these deported or kept out of the United States following President Donald Trump's travel ban, which has given that been halted by a federal court judge in Washington state.
#Hamilton's @Lin_Manuel is also wearing a blue @ACLU ribbon. He brought his mom to the #Oscars. pic.twitter.com/yHAxx5Htwt
In a blog post on the group's site on Friday, the ACLU wrote, "The ACLU will continue to defend our fundamental freedoms and hold this administration accountable for each unlawful or unconstitutional measure they propose. We will use the courts as 1 avenue to aggressively advance our agenda, but we can not do it alone."
Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox and much more spoke at a rally Friday organized by the United Talent Agency in support of the organization as nicely, reports The Related Press.
As stars stroll the Oscars red carpet, the official ACLU Twitter web page has been sharing photographs of the celebs wearing the ribbons and even cracking jokes.
"Who ever believed we'd be style icons?" the organization wrote, thanking the celebs for their support.
Who ever thought we'd be style icons? #Oscars https://t.co/ii6f71xKq3
Thanks @Lin_Manuel, glad you gladly join the fight. And when our youngsters inform our story, they’ll inform the story of tonight. #Oscars https://t.co/k5wgvUFRlt
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