Why Are Celebs Wearing Blue Ribbons at the 2017 Emmys?

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Judith Light attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

The stars of television came together at Sunday night's 2017 Emmy Awards to let their voices be heard. While walking the red carpet, some of the nominees donned blue ribbons with their tuxedos and gowns.

The reason? They're supporting the American Civil Liberties Union's new "Stand with ACLU" initiative. Transparent's Judith Light, Kathryn Hahn, and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi all proudly posed with their ribbons.  Emmy winner and star of The Handmaid's Tale, Alexis Bledel, wore a blue ribbon during last weekend's Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony.

Emmy Awards 2017 Red Carpet (PHOTOS)

Emmy Awards 2017 Red Carpet (PHOTOS)

Celebrities hit the red carpet of the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Who will be the best dressed? Who will be the worst dressed?

The ACLU is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that "has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States" for almost 100 years.

And in the current political climate, much of Hollywood has rallied against injustice and discrimination.

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Kathryn Hahn

Actor Kathryn Hahn attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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