Unity Joins Travel Ban Opposition

Unity will match ACLU donations in opposition of Trump’s controversial travel ban.

10 months ago by Morgan Shaver in News

Various members of the gaming industry have rallied together in opposition of President Trump’s controversial travel ban. Another company joining the opposition is Unity, who recently announced they will match donations of up to $1,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other non-profit organizations.

The announcement came from CEO John Riccitiello in an email circulated amongst Unity staff.

“You might choose to donate to a group like the ACLU if you want to donate to a group that is on the front line of fighting the discrimination in the Trump action. Unity is about empowerment and it is your choice,” Riccitiello explained.

In addition to matching donations, Unity is encouraging developers from the seven banned countries to attend Unity’s annual Unite Europe Conference. Unity plans to sponsor at least 50 developers from these countries, covering the cost of entry.

“The message is clear. Developers, no matter their country or religion, are welcome with Unity,” Ritticielo added.

You can read the full announcement on Twitter.

Unity joins a growing list of companies like Devolver Digital, who’ve offered to showcase games by developers affected by President Trump’s travel ban.