Seattle restaurant Mamnoon raises funds for the ACLU on Presidents Day

“I think it’s an appropriate commemoration,” co-owner Wassef Haroun says of the fundraiser.

Seattle restaurant Mamnoon is donating 10 percent of its revenue on Presidents Day to the American Civil Liberties Union “to fight for the rights of immigrants and refugees.” Mamnoon owners Wassef and Racha Haroun are from Syria; Wassef originally immigrated to work at Microsoft.

“I think it’s an appropriate commemoration,” Wassef says of the Monday, February 20, fundraiser.

“For us, looking at what’s happening,” with the Trump administration and immigration, Wassef says, “we were, of course, very disappointed and upset. But it was a rallying cry to do something.”

The couple has made an effort…

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