ACLU Overwhelmed With Donations


by Melissa Santiago

Amid a confusingto say the least—travel ban on seven countries, protests erupted from those in opposition to the President’s Executive order. The ACLU took the lead in fighting against the ban. 

As a result of their firm stance to fight against Trump’s order, the ACLU saw a surge in donations. “It raised six times its yearly online fundraising average in just a few days, in part thanks to public figures and tech executives offering to match people’s donations.” 

The ACLU was accepted in Y Combinator’s Startup School. YC will aim to help maximize the ACLU’s huge influx of donations and, “how to use its new funding to effectively induce change.”