As aspect of a new initiative to support the American Civil Liberties Union, Oscar nominees and other stars are wearing blue ribbons with the organization's name on them.
Already 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 almost one hundred years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the person rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States," the organization lists as its mission on its official website.
Ruth Negga and Lin Manuel Miranda arrived at the Oscars wearing a blue ribbon in support of @ACLU #Oscars pic.twitter.com/18XE4jRaTA
The organization launched the campaign this week, and the Oscars truly aren't the 1st occasion at which celebs have supported the lead to. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Casey Affleck wore 1 final night at the Independent Spirit Awards. The outlet adds that in the previous 3 months, the organization's membership has doubled and it is raised millions in on-line donations.
In February, the ACLU announced it would produce a "fast response group" to support these deported or kept out of the United States following President Donald Trump's travel ban, which has since 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 internet site on Friday, the ACLU wrote, "The ACLU will continue to defend our basic freedoms and hold this administration accountable for every single unlawful or unconstitutional measure they propose. We will use the courts as 1 avenue to aggressively advance our agenda, but we cannot do it alone."
Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox and extra spoke at a rally Friday organized by the United Talent Agency in support of the organization as effectively, reports The Associated Press.
As stars walk the Oscars red carpet, the official ACLU Twitter page has been sharing pictures of the celebs wearing the ribbons and even cracking jokes.
"Who ever believed we'd be fashion icons?" the organization wrote, thanking the celebs for their help.
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 children tell our story, they’ll inform the story of tonight. #Oscars https://t.co/k5wgvUFRlt
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