Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) is working hard towards stopping President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.
Since taking office nearly two weeks ago, the POTUS has signed a series of executive orders that will ban immigration into the U.S. from Muslims, Latin Americans and manny other countries in a bid to enforce immigration laws.
Now, social media is fighting back as Twitter workers have pledged at least $1 million towards stopping President Trump’s initiative. Nearly a thousand company workers put up $500,000 to battle these orders, while CEO Jack Dorsey and executive chairman Omid Kordestani matched this amount.
Twitter isn’t the only company in Silicon Valley combating the new president’s orders as Slack CEO Steward Butterfield has also joined in, along with Stripe CEO Patrick Collison and Nest founder Tony Fadell.
All these parties are backing the American Civil Liberties Union, which is a non-profit designed “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.”
Airbnb is joining in on the action as well as CEO Brian Chesky sent out a tweet revealing that the company is offering free housing to refugees and anyone not allowed in the U.S. “Stayed tuned for more, contact me if urgent need for housing,” Chesky added.
TWTR shares gained 0.6% Thursday.
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