In response to President Donald J. Trump’s recent executive order severely restricting the ability of select refugees and foreign nationals to travel into the United States, Lyft – a client proudly represented by Yoswein New York – has pledged to donate $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union over the next four years.
In announcing the pledge, the rideshare company highlighted the executive order’s impact on many of its community members, their family and their friends. The statement, issued by company co-founders Logan Green and John Zimmer, is re-printed in its entirety below:
Defending Our Values
We created Lyft to be a model for the type of community we want our world to be: diverse, inclusive, and safe.
This weekend, 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 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.
John & Logan