|I'm sure all Lyft drivers will get this, but.... it's the first communique I've ever received from this outfit that did not come off as disingenuous, patronizing, and self-serving...|
"We want to take a moment to speak candidly about the tragedy that is enveloping our country right now. To our Black community members, we recognize your pain and feelings of fatigue over the injustices you face every day. The color of your skin should not impact how you are treated.
Acts of injustice against Black Americans — including George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Christian Cooper, and countless others — have created an inflection point. This is a call to action for each and every one of us to do better, to speak up, and to be part of the solution.
Systemic racism is deeply rooted in our society, and it's important that Lyft supports organizations that fight it. As part of our continued commitment to communities of color through LyftUp, our transportation access initiative, we're providing $500,000 in ride credit to national civil rights organizations who have been working to facilitate essential transportation and equitable access during the recent crises (National Urban League, NAACP, National Action Network, Black Women's Roundtable and National Bail Fund Network). In Minneapolis specifically, we will be donating LyftUp ride credit to Lake Street Council to facilitate rides to volunteers assisting with rebuilding efforts.
We care deeply about your safety, and the safety of riders, and want to make sure we're not putting anyone in harm's way. If you plan to drive, please check your local news before you head out.
We know that the last week — and the last several months — have been difficult. We want to make sure you hear from us and have a chance to ask questions. We invite you to join us for a video conference just for drivers on Thursday, June 4 at 1 PM PT. Learn more.
We are committed to being a part of the solution. Thank you for being a part of our community."
John & Logan