On January 27th 2017, Donald Trump signed an executive order to close U.S. borders to immigrants and refugees. As protests broke out, Grimes and Sia have announced they’ll be matching donations to organizations fighting Trump’s immigration ban.
Donald Trump’s executive order prevented refugees entering the U.S. as well as immigrants from seven countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia. This ban also applies to citizens of dual-nationality.
Fortunately, as the world went in turmoil about this decision, Council on American-Islam Relations (CAIR) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) spoke out about the situation and declared that they would be filing lawsuits against Trump.
Among the many that announced their support to the cause, Grimes and Sia both confirmed that they would be matching all fan donations to the organizations.
Grimes has confirmed that she will match up to $10,000 for the American-Islam Relations (CAIR). The Canadian-singer songwriter encourages her followers to send a secreenshot of their donations, via Twitter, noting that “anything helps”.
hey, i'll match all donations to CAIR up to $10,000. tweet a screencap of your receipt to me <3 anything helps <3 https://t.co/tNaqrxOm7a
— Grimes (@Grimezsz) January 28, 2017
Sia also announced a charity campaign, via Twitter, matching all donations to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) up to $100,000 in an effort to “help our queer and immigrant friends”.
— sia (@Sia) January 28, 2017
“President Trump’s war on equality is already taking a terrible human toll”, says a statement issued on the ACLU website. “Help us protect the rights of refugees and immigrants — and everyone across America”.