Buy a Coffee and Help the ACLU

courtesy la ColombeSprudge, a website about coffee, has inspired cafés across the country to donate a percentage of proceeds this weekend (starting today, Friday) to the American Civil Liberties Union. From Sprudge:

The United States is a nation of laws, not of men, and our government has three branches—Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. It is in this final branch where the battle is now being fought, by the thousands of lawyers organized and funded by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU is America’s non-partisan guardian of liberty, working tirelessly since 1920 to defend the country’s original civic values, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They have no political affiliation or ideological component to their mission. Today they’re defending innocent refugee and immigrant families impacted by the recent executive orders—tomorrow they could be defending you, because they are committed to defending all of us.

The list of participating cafés has grown and grown—at last count, it was 278 brands, with 530 cafés. Here are the ones in the area, and I emailed others to see if they’d join in:

Everyman Espresso
La Colombe (that’s its photo above)
Joe Coffee
Birch Coffee
Irving Farm
Oren’s Daily Roast

And of course you can and should donate directly to the ACLU.