Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has caused some ripples for the online transportation and ride-sharing service after he gave a rather evasive response to President Donald Trump’s so-called “Muslim Ban.” In light of the #DeleteUber trending topic, rival company Lyft has announced it will donate $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union in support of the growing resistance to Trump’s executive order.
The Hill reports:
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.
“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.
Seemingly in response, Uber announced it will compensate drivers who might be stranded overseas due to Trump’s ban.