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Trump’s Muslim ban brought record donations to ACLU

Celebrities, comedians, authors, EVERYONE is supporting ACLU.

Unsurprisingly, the ban on all people from 7 Muslim-majority countries (Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, and Syria) is unconstitutional, and thankfully, Americans are fighting back – hard.

Internationally, people are reeling from the horrifying consequences of such a widespread ban. The plan from the White House was to stop all refugee entry into the United States for 120 days and to ban over 218 million people from possibly entering the country for over 90 days.

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) reported a surge in donations last weekend.

Their regular annual donations online garner around $4 million.

But, over the weekend, the ACLU raised over $24.1 million in an outstanding wave of support.

If you go to their official website, there are many prompts to donate to help fight this discrimination.

The record-breaking donations came from over 350,000  people, and many were first-time donors.

Other legal and humanitarian groups, such as the National Immigration Law Center, the U.N. Refugee Agency, and the International Rescue Committee, have also seen an increase in financial support over last weekend, .

Celebrities, comedians, authors, are magnanimously supporting the American Civil Liberties Union by donating to it.

Using #ACLUmatch, hopeful donors were finding others on Twitter, who could successfully match their donations.

Several mega-companies such as Google and Lyft also confirmed major donation plans for the ACLU over the last week.

Google confirmed that they will be dedicated to creating a crisis fund where they will match donations of the employees of up to $2 million as well as independently donating another $2 million. This could lead to a potential $4 million.

Lyft, on the other hand, has promised to pledge $1 million dollars over the next 4 years to the ACLU.

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