Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Matching Gifts to Legal Defense Fund, ACLU

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) announced via tweet Monday that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds would match donations of up to $ 1 million in a “Democracy Building Challenge.”

Funds are to be split between the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and NAACP LDF, and donations will be matched until Oct. 8, according to the tweet.

The ACLU also tweeted about the partnership.

In 2019, Lively and Reynolds donated $ 1 million to the DFL to help migrant children separated from their families, and in 2020 they again donated to the organization following the murder of George Floyd.

The celebrity couple have already made charitable donations to other causes, including fighting hunger and helping homeless and trafficked youth.

They were criticized last summer for hosting their wedding at a former plantation in South Carolina and said they would “still be deeply and wholeheartedly sorry” for the decision.

The LDF website for submitting donations says matches will be made up to $ 500,000, although this may account for the 50-50 split with the ACLU. The Hill contacted the NAACP LDF for more information.

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