The celebrity couple donates $ 200,000 to the NAACP Legal Fund, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Blake Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds made a significant donation to an organization that advocates for equal rights for the African American community.
The couple of actors announced a contribution of US $ 200,000 to the so-called NAACP Legal Fund, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which finances legislative and economic initiatives that fight against structural racism that still prevails socially , political and judicial in the United States.
In the post announcing their support, Lively and Reynolds expressed, “This is just the beginning. We also commit ourselves to inform ourselves, educate ourselves better and vote in conscience for the upcoming local and national elections. We also want to know the position of our representatives, sheriffs, mayors, councilors, representatives of the schools. We need to know their perception of social justice and we want to use our privilege (as white citizens) and our platform to be allies. ”
The couple expressed that they are concerned about the country they are inheriting from their two daughters, and they want it to be a place where they do not continue to commit such injustices, such as discriminating and abusing people due to their racial origin: “We have to raise our children so that they are not contaminated by this absurd dynamic that we still feed on, so that they do not harm others either consciously or unconsciously. It is the least we can do to honor George Floyd and all those who have lost their lives also when the cameras were not recording them. “