BandCamp has confirmed it will donate 24 hours worth of proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU).
Donald Trump's recent ban on immigrants from certain - predominantly Muslim - countries shocked onlookers across the globe, with innocent people left stranded in airports.
The the American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU) stepped in, offering legal assistance on their behalf and gaining a temporary block on the ban.
In support of their work BandCamp has announced that it will donate 24 hours worth of proceeds to the organisation, taking place this Friday (February 3rd).
Ethan Diamond, Bandcamp Founder & CEO, shared an impassioned open letter detailing the reasons behind this move:
"Like 98% of U.S. citizens (including the President), I am the descendant of immigrants—my great-grandparents came to America from Russia and Lithuania as teenagers and worked in sweatshops until they were able to afford to bring the rest of their families over. Most everyone you speak to in this country has a similar story to tell, because we are, in fact, a nation of immigrants, bound together by a shared belief in justice, equality, and the freedom to pursue a better life. In this context, last week’s Executive Order barring immigrants and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States is not simply immoral, it violates the very spirit and foundation of America."
The letter states:
"And so all day this Friday, February 3rd (starting at 12:01am Pacific Time), for any purchase you make on Bandcamp, we will be donating 100% of our share of the proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union, who are working tirelessly to combat these discriminatory and unconstitutional actions."
So get involved!