Bandcamp will donate all of their profits from today (February 3) to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Following the announcement of Trump’s new immigration restrictions, or the ‘Muslim ban’ which has barred citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for 90 days, Bandcamp have also compiled a list of albums by affected artists. This also includes those impacted by the construction of the Mexican border wall.
Bandcamp Founder and CEO Ethan Diamond said: “This is not who we are, and it is not what we believe in. We at Bandcamp oppose the ban wholeheartedly, and extend our support to those whose lives have been upended.”
The ACLU “works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in [the USA] by the Constitution and laws of the United States”, according to their website. They are currently demanding the release of all documents related to Donald Trump’s conflict of interests to make everything more transparent to the American public.
Since Bandcamp announced this, over 200 bands and labels have volunteered to donate their proceeds to the ACLU and other organisations as well. You can find the list of supporting bands and labels here.
You can listen to Bandcamp’s list of affected artists here.
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