Lyft Donating $1M to American Civil Liberties Union

Lyft is donating $1m to defend America against President Trump

Lyft Founders are donating $1,000,000 over the next four years to the ACLU to defend our constitution against President Trump. They just released this statement today 10 minutes ago.

“We created Lyft to be a model for the type of community we want our world to be: diverse, inclusive, and safe.”

President Trump closes countries borders to refugees

Trump closed the country’s borders to refugees, immigrants, and even documented residents from around the world based on their country of origin. 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 also friends. We stand with you. We also are donating $1,000,000 over the next four years to the ACLU to defend our constitution. Also, we ask that you continue to be there for each other – and together, continue proving the power of community.”

However there is a massive surge in Silicon Tech founders to take action in this case. Airbnb Founder has announced free stay for refugees as well as Uber Founder announced compensation for immigrants refugees that are effected.


Logan Green posts on Twitter

Lyft’s co-founder issued a statement on twitter regarding the executive orders.

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Lyft makes a strong ethical-political stance. Uber has not commented on the executive order. The company also was publicly criticized for not taking up a position with the hashtag #DeleteUber