It’s only been 11 days since Trump assumed office, and already our friends in the US have been hit with multiple legal, moral, and existential crises perpetrated by this new administration.
We’re not a political company, our founders aren’t activists, but these are extraordinary times. Despite not residing in the US we’re scared not just for our friends and families there, but elsewhere in the world too. The injustices being levied against the ethical fabric of the USA worries us, and we can’t stand idly by as universal rights are eroded without debate by executive order.
To say we’re opposed to the actions of Donald Trump is an understatement. We, personally, know folks affected by Trump’s so-called ‘Muslim Ban:’ British citizens born in countries on that list that now are unable to travel to our closest ally, another first-world country. Not to mention the thousands of students, families, and asylum seekers that will be turned away from the American ‘Melting-Pot’ for no other reason than the country they were born.
This is not how a democracy should function.
To that effect, for the next 72 hours (starting midnight tonight), we’re donating all of our profits to the ACLU, a charity that’s doing some incredible work to help fight Trump’s illegal and dangerous policy decisions. The ACLU-funded the suit that ultimately found the ‘Muslim Ban’ illegal, and they’re working hard to overturn other incendiary executive orders and keep his powers in check.
As a charity, their mission statement is to defend the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in the country, protecting the children of immigrants who were born in the US, fighting for women’s equality and the health of all Americans.
Their work is so incredibly important, especially when an entire political party shuns objective truth, working together to spread “alternate facts.” They’re the only immediate hope we have to reign in this troubling style of politics.
By buying Sobur, you’ll be helping to support the ACLU’s work, and enable them to continue their work preserving the human rights and civil liberties of Americans, and to curtail the obscene disregard for the constitution and existing laws by Trump and his White House. It’s not a lot, but we feel compelled to help.
Thank you for reading, and even if Sobur isn’t your thing, please consider donating to ACLU here.