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Lyft Donates $1 Million to ACLU to Fight Trump's Immigration Ban

By    |   Sunday, 29 Jan 2017 10:47 PM

Ride-hailing service Lyft has pledged to donate $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to help fight President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, The Hill reported.

“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 company’s co-founders wrote in a letter emailed to customers on Sunday. "We stand firmly against these actions, and will not be silent on issues that threaten the values of our community.”

The ACLU has led the legal battle against Trump’s executive order and successfully obtained a temporary stay of some parts of the ban.

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

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced 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."

Fortune said that Lyft’s “strong statement contrasts with more measured comments” from Uber and is indicative of how Lyft, while a distant second to Uber, has cultivated a more friendly image.

Uber has also been criticized that it was operating at New York’s Kennedy International Airport on Saturday during a taxi strike protesting the executive order, the Los Angeles Times reported.

That, along with the fact that Kalanick is an economic adviser to Trump, led to the Twitter hashtag #DeleteUber, urging customers to delete the app from their phones in protest.

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