Michael Jordan and his Jordan Brand are donating millions to combat voter suppression as part of their new commitment to social justice causes.
Jordan Brand, which is owned by Nike, announced Wednesday that it has pledged $2.5 million to three organizations to “support reformative practices that drive real change in the Black community.”
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People and Families Movement will receive $1 million each, while Black Voters Matter will receive $500,000.
“There is a long history of oppression against Black Americans that holds us back from full participation in American society. We understand that one of the main ways we can change systemic racism is at the polls,” Jordan said in a statement announcing the donation. “We know it will take time for us to create the change we want to see, but we are working quickly to take action for the Black community’s voice to be heard.”