Lyft combats Trump’s travel ban, pledges million dollar donation


SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A San Francisco-based ride service hops in the driver seat of the local protest against President Trump’s travel ban.

Lyft announced Sunday morning that they will donate one million dollars to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) “to defend our constitution.”

This is an excerpt from Lyft’s statement:

Banning people of a particular faith or creed, race or identity, sexuality or ethnicity, from entering the U.S. is antithetical to both Lyft’s and our nation’s core values. We stand firmly against these actions, and will not be silent on issues that threaten the values of our community. 

We know this directly impacts many of our community members, their families, and friends. We stand with you, and are donating $1,000,000 over the next four years to the ACLU to defend our constitution. We ask that you continue to be there for each other – and together, continue proving the power of community.”

ACLU is a nonprofit organization “devoted to protecting the basic civil liberties of everyone in America.

President Trump’s controversial order bans refugees from seven Muslin-majority countries.

Several travelers have been detained, possibly illegally, in airports across the country since he signed the order.

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