Over the weekend, while people in cities around the United States were protesting the president’s immigration ban, citizens also started donating a ton of money to the ACLU — the American Civil Liberties Union — understanding many people trying to legally re-enter the country would need legal help to return home.
In the last week, the organization, which provides free legal service to those in need, raised over $24 million. They usually raise a couple million dollars in funding per year.
Lyft — in response to Uber’s non-response — pledged a million dollars, and artists all around said they’d equal people’s donations to the ACLU if they proved they donated.
Bandcamp announced today — through an open letter from founder Ethan Diamond — they’re joining the donation surge, pledging to donate all of their proceeds on Friday to the ACLU. According to its website, they take 15 percent from all digital sales and 10 percent from all merchandise.
“Last week’s Executive Order barring immigrants and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States is not simply immoral,” he said, “it violates the very spirit and foundation of America.”
That being said, here’s a small list of projects you should go cop on Friday from Bandcamp.
Little Simz, Stillness In Wonderland
Nxworries, Yes Lawd!
Oddisee, Alwasta (and many other albums)
Breezy Lovejoy (Anderson .Paak), Cover Art
KING, We Are KING
Blu & Fate, Open Your Optics To Optimism
Open Mike Eagle & Paul White, Hella Personal Film Festival
L’Orange & Mr. Lif, The Life & Death of Scenery
SiR, Seven Sundays
All of Kool A.D.’s discography
Yusef Kamal, Black Focus