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Over Two Dozen Coffee Shops Join Nationwide ACLU Weekend Fundraiser

By Patty Wetli | February 2, 2017 9:48am | Updated on February 4, 2017 8:48am
 Coffee shops across the country are donating a percent of sales this weekend to the ACLU.
Coffee shops across the country are donating a percent of sales this weekend to the ACLU.
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CHICAGO — The simplest way for people to show support for refugees affected by the Trump Administration's travel ban is to go about their day as usual, if their routine includes buying a cup of coffee.

More than 750 java joints across the country are taking part in a weekend fundraiser for the ACLU, pledging to donate a portion of their sales to the organization, which has currently been challenging President Donald Trump's executive orders in court.

Beans & Bagels, 2601 W. Leland Ave., and Spoken Cafe, 1812 W. Montrose Ave., are among the Chicago coffeehouses that have signed on for the fundraiser, Friday through Sunday.

"A tip of the hat to all of those lawyers fighting the good fight for those who cannot," Spoken posted to Facebook.

The fundraiser is the brainchild of Sprudge, an online publication devoted to coffee culture and news. Sprudge and its partners will match up to $500 per participating company.

Other Chicago coffeehouses joining the fundraiser:

• All Intelligentsia locations

• All La Colombe locations

• The Wormhole, 1462 N. Milwaukee Ave.

• HalfWit, 2385 N. Milwaukee Ave.

• Perkolator, 6032 W. Irving Park Road

• Cup & Spoon, 2415 W. North Ave.

• Loba, 3422 N. Lincoln Ave.

• Next Door, 659 W. Diversey Parkway

• Metric, 2021 W. Fulton St.

UPDATE: More than a dozen Chicago cafes signed on after this article was originally published.

Big Shoulders Coffee, 1105 W. Chicago Ave.

Brew Brew Coffee & Tea, 3832 W. Diversey Parkway

Cafe Jumping Bean, 1439 W. 18th St.

Caffe ArrivaDolce, 6451 N. Sheridan Ave.

Damn Fine Coffee Bar, 3317 W. Armitage Ave.

Dollop Coffee

Fannie’s, 5040 W. Montrose Ave.

Four Letter Word

Front Bar: Coffee & Drinks, 1700 N. Halsted St.

Grind Cafe, 4613 N. Lincoln Ave.

Hero Coffee Bar, 2111 W. Roscoe St.

Jackalope Coffee & Tea House, 755 W. 32nd St.

La Parada En Pilsen, 2059 W. 21st St.

Metropolis Coffee Company, 1039 W. Granville Ave.

Nighthawk Coffee Bar and Tavern, 4744 N. Kimball Ave.

Portage Grounds Coffee & Tea, 5501 W. Irving Park Road

Scone City, 1632 W. Division St.

Tall Tale Coffee, 2024 W. Montrose Ave.

The Coffee Studio, 5628 N. Clark St.

TrueNorth Cafe, 5507 N. Clark St.

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