Lyft will donate $1M to ACLU after Trump immigration ban

The ride-hailing company Lyft is pledging to donate $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in response to President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.

In a letter emailed to customers early Sunday morning, Lyft co-founders John Zimmer and Logan Green announced their decision to donate money to help “defend our constitution.”

The email condemned Trump’s executive order halting the Syrian refugee program and banning entry to all citizens of several Muslim-majority countries.

{mosads}“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,” the co-founders wrote.

“We stand firmly against these actions, and will not be silent on issues that threaten the values of our community.”

The million-dollar donation to the ACLU will be made over four years.

Lyft’s rival, Uber, also announced that it will help compensate its drivers who might be stranded overseas due to the travel ban.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said the company would provide three months of compensation to help drivers “mitigate some of the financial stress and complications with supporting their family and putting food on the table.” 

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