Over the last week, ride-sharing services in selected cities have postponed their operation to comply with curfew orders around the nation. The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked protests in cities across the world. As a result, Uber suspended its services in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Oakland.
Lyft Co-founders John & Logan released a statement recognizing the injustice that African Americans are facing around the world.
“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.”
The company demands a “call to action” for each every one of us to do better, speak up, and be part of the solution.
As a result, Lyft has decided to provide $500,000 in ride credit to national civil rights organizations working to assist essential transportation and equitable during this crisis.
In Minnesota, LyftUp ride credit will donate to Lake Street Council to provide rides to volunteers supporting rebuilding efforts.
Thank you Lyft!