Despite Twitter being Donald Trump’s most crucial marketing partner, it hasn’t stopped staff of the Twitter social media company from donating to one of the most prominent organisations opposing Trump’s policies.
Nearly 1,000 employees made about $1.59 million donations to ACLU, which fights Trump’s recent executive order banning citizens of seven countries from entering the U.S. and is demanding that he reveal his tax returns. Initially, 925 Twitter staff pulled together a donation of over $530,000. That was then matched by CEO Jack Dorsey and Executive Chairman Omid Kordestani to take the total to $1.59 million, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed.
“Our work is far from done. In the coming months, we’ll see a flurry of legal challenges, legislative pushes and public pronouncements. But as long as civil liberties are threatened, I’m proud to know that as individuals we will stand up to defend freedom and look after people,” Twitter General Counsel Vijaya Gadde wrote in the memo.