In the hours following Trump’s anti-Muslim executive order prohibiting entry into the United States by citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, lawyers at the American Civil Liberties Union sprang into action, challenging Trump’s orders in federal court. A judge granted a motion to stay Trump’s order, meaning Trump’s ban is temporarily suspended.
In a stirring show of support, people from all over the country and world have been donating to, and becoming members of, the ACLU: since Saturday, the ACLU has received over $24 million in online donations.
As reported by CNN, this figure is significantly larger than the amount the organization typically raises annually: “In a normal year, the activist group makes about $4 million in online donations. In one weekend, it raised six times as much money.”
Yahoo News reported this statement from Anthony Romero, executive director of the ACLU: “‘I’ve never seen anything like this. People are fired up and want to be engaged. What we’ve seen is an unprecedented public reaction to the challenges of the Trump administration.”
If you want to help the ACLU, donations can be made at the ACLU’s donation page.