Published On: Thu, Feb 2nd, 2017

Twitter staff present $1.59M to a ACLU to quarrel Trump on immigration


Twitter is the primary communication height for U.S. President Trump, though that hasn’t stopped staff of a amicable media association from donating to one of a many distinguished organizations hostile him.

Nearly 1,000 employees finished a $1.59 million concession to ACLU, that fought Trump’s new executive sequence banning adults of 7 countries from entering a U.S. and is perfectionist that he exhibit his taxation returns. Initially, 925 Twitter staff pulled together a concession of over $530,000. That was afterwards matched by CEO Jack Dorsey and Executive Chairman Omid Kordestani to take a sum to $1.59 million, according a company-wide email obtained by TechCrunch.

A Twitter orator reliable the donation and the numbers involved.

“Our work is distant from done. In a entrance months we’ll see a flurry of authorised challenges, legislative pushes and open pronouncements. But as prolonged as polite liberties are threatened, I’m unapproachable to know that as people we will mount adult to urge leisure and demeanour after people,” Twitter General Counsel Vijaya Gadde wrote in a memo.

It isn’t only Twitter that is donating to a cause. The ACLU lifted over $24 million in donations this past weekend, six-times some-more than it did in a entirety of 2016, thanks to high-profile pledges from tech companies like Lyft, Google and a operation of tech attention figures. In a serve pointer of support from Silicon Valley, a ACLU entered Y Combinator’s accelerator module this week where it will accept mentorship and superintendence around areas like hiring, a use of record and more.

02/01/17 21:45 PST Post updated to explain that a concession came from Twitter staff not Twitter a company

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