Justice

John Legend Acts on President Trump's Executive Order

January 28th 2017

By:
Willie Burnley Jr.

After President Donald Trump signed an executive order that temporarily banned nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries and indefinitely ended the settlement of Syrian refugees, many people have been wondering how they can substantively voice their opposition. On Saturday, musician John Legend gave one example by donating $10,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Legend’s donation came in response to a tweet by technology investor Chris Sacca, who has offered to match donations to the ACLU up to $75,000 from anyone who shared their receipts.

The ACLU is currently suing the Trump administration to overturn their executive actions restricting entry into the United States.

Political engagement from those who oppose the president's agenda has been on the uptick since election night.

In addition to widely attended protests, websites have emerged urging residents to contact their senators and representatives in the House to voice their opposition to Trump's proposed border wall and refugee ban.

Organizations are also setting up sanctuaries for undocumented residents and strengthening resettlement organizations.