Is your rideshare fare helping fund “coordinated airport protests” by leftwing activists that have broken out over the past few days? Well, if you’re a Lyft customer, you may be contributing to the ACLU’s efforts to keep President Trump’s executive order regarding immigration vetting tied up in court.
On Sunday, the co-founders of Lyft sent an open email to its members affirming the popular rideshare platform’s opposition to the order and promising to donate $1 million to the ACLU over the next four years.
While partnering with and directly funding a liberal organization like the ACLU would be troubling enough, RedState has found that the ACLU has dispatched lawyers to airports and courtrooms with the goal mounting legal challenges to the order. That would seem to put the ACLU in middle of “chaotic” protests that that snarled traffic at major airports like the scene New York-JFK’s international arrivals gate on Saturday.
Interestingly, Lyft’s statement and commitment to fund the ACLU stand in contrast to that majority of corporations that have not specifically weighed in on the issue at hand.
Our research shows that Lyft has taken very liberal positions on the issues and scores a 1.3 (Liberal) on 2ndVote’s points scale. You can see Lyft’s scorepage here. If Lyft doesn’t align with our values, shouldn’t we consider doing business a company that has a much more neutral record like Uber?