Lyft is offering free rides during March for Our Lives rallies
In the wake of the tragic Florida school shooting, a lot of major companies are stepping up and lending their support to the gun control movement. Stores are changing their gun-selling policies, corporations are breaking away from the NRA, and now Lyft is offering up free rides during the March for Our Lives rallies. It’s the few and far between silver linings that will keep us all sane and hopeful.
On March 24, there will be nationwide rallies demanding common sense gun laws — all thanks to a group of fierce, young activists who lived through the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Cameron Kasky, a survivor and one of the organizers of March For Our Lives, took to Twitter to share a letter that the students had received from Lyft, offering up free rides for participants of the upcoming rallies. “This is amazing,” Kasky wrote.
Amen to that.
This is amazing.
— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) March 2, 2018
“We believe there is something seriously wrong when the threat of gun violence is so frequent and real throughout our country. And, like many, we are inspired by your leadership,” the note read. “We’d be honored to support your work with free Lyft rides to March For Our Lives rallies across the country on March 24.”
Yes, yes, YES. So much applause right now.
The letter — written by Lyft co-founders John Zimmer and Logan Green — went on to thank the students for inspiring them to take part in this important push for change.
“Recent tragedies have created a lot of fear and uncertainty, and as new parents those feelings have taken on a new meaning.” they wrote. “Your bravery and intelligence have provided a renewed and much needed hope for our future. We are incredibly grateful for the example you’re setting.”
Naturally, many people in the Twitterverse were sending lots and lots of virtual high fives to the people over at Lyft — along with some *ahem* pointed remarks to other ride sharing services.
I knew I loved you @lyft— Kings & Queens Talent Management & Representation (@kqtmr) March 2, 2018
Professional compassionate folks do exist.— Cathy Potter (@cat2potter) March 2, 2018
Well done, Lyft. Uber, your move.