John Binder, Breitbart, July 4, 2019
Ride-sharing corporation Lyft is celebrating the United States’ Independence Day by declaring that “America is an idea, not a geography.”
For the 4th of July, Lyft teamed up with the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) — an open borders organization that is fighting President Trump’s crackdown on asylum — to plead with Americans to donate money to take “a stand for immigrant rights” and declared that America is not a home to Americans, but just “an idea.”
Lyft executives wrote to customers:
America is an idea, not just a geography. This Fourth of July, let’s celebrate the American values of inclusivity, freedom, and opportunity by embracing the many ways it means to be American.
Every one of us has a hand in defining what it means to be American. At Lyft, we celebrate this. A large number of both Lyft drivers and riders identify as immigrants and/or first-generation Americans, and it’s your stories that inspire us to continue to take a stand. Immigration is vital to the fabric of our cities where we live and work. Yet, we know every day, immigrant rights — including the simple right to live your life and be treated equitably — are being challenged.
This Independence Day, we’re asking our community of passengers and drivers to join us by taking a stand for immigration rights.
Lyft is promising that for every dollar donated by a Lyft customer to RAICES and its open borders cause, the corporation will match the donation up to $50,000 for the month of July.
The ride-sharing company will also be donating $150,000 in ride credits to support open borders organizations. As part of Lyft’s teaming up with RAICES, the corporation is also releasing a series of short documentaries, all labeled with the globalist mantra “America is an Idea, Not a Geography.”