Sia Offers to Match $100,000 in ACLU Donations

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The singer, Sia, has offered to match $100,000 in donations to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in order to support their efforts to protect immigrants as well as LGBTQ rights.

This comes in response to the recent human rights concerns under President Donald Trump.

In concern over potential and incoming human rights violations under Donald Trump’s presidency, the singer, Sia, has offered to give $100,000 in donations to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in order to support its efforts in protecting immigrants and LGBTQ rights.

The ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization whose public mission is “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in the country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.”

Recently, The ACLU had taken President Donald Trump to court with regards to his recent executive order banning travel for citizens of 7 Muslim-majority countries, and is expecting a win.

Many, including Sia, have been sending in donations to the ACLU in order to support their cause in protecting civilians from human rights violations.

Sia’s Announcement

On Saturday, Sia took to twitter to appeal to her followers to send her their donations for the ACLU and that she will match up to $100,000, with the hashtag “#RESIST”. Rosie, responded to the tweet by saying: “and I will match your 100K donation sia – #resist.”

This started a domino effect among celebrities to give donations to the ACLU. Judd Apatow, “Knocked Up” producer, also joined Sia’s campaign, and donated $5,000 to the ACLU. Zach Braff posted a picture of his $25,000 donation to the ACLU.

Jack Antonoff also announced that he will be matching donations up to $20,000. He tweeted saying: “Stand with me for immigrants and the LGBTQ community. I will be matching donations to the @ACLU up to 20k. Tweet me your donation receipts.”