Yesterday I sent the following email to the company:
We saw history this week with the president enacting an executive order to ban the entry of people from seven Muslim-majority nations (even people with valid visas).
This order amounts to a ban on Muslims entering the country and is, therefore, unconstitutional. The order will be vigorously challenged in court in an action brought by the American Civil Liberties Union.
I’ve made a donation to the ACLU, but want to encourage everyone who feels strongly about their civil liberties to do the same, so I will be matching up to $1000 of my personal money for anyone who contributes. Just email me your donation receipt.
No matter your political affiliation, we are a nation of immigrants, at our core is a community built by people from all nations.
America has a unique place in history as an experiment in government by the people. Dark times like these are, in Lincoln’s words, “testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.” As a government of the people, it’s the responsibility of the people to watch and hold their leaders accountable. Failure to do this could mean the loss of something very precious and not easily replaced.
At 241 America is still a young country. Let’s see our experiment through and support the spirit of tolerance and multiculturalism by which it was founded.
If you feel similarly, please consider donating to the American Civil Liberties Union,