CREDO Slams Tech Company CEOs Meeting with Donald Trump While Muslim Registry Question Looms
SAN FRANCISCO– Today, as tech giants head to Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump, CREDO Action is calling on tech companies to pledge not to help Trump build a Muslim registry.
“Today the heads of America’s biggest tech companies will sit down with Donald Trump – a racist, xenophobic fascist who has pledged to create a registry to surveille, threaten and harass Muslims,” said Heidi Hess, CREDO Action Senior Campaign Manager. “If asked, will these companies collaborate with Trump or will they stand up for the people most threatened by him?” Hess continued, adding, “now is the time for tech giants to stand up against Trump’s hate and pledge not to help him build a Muslim registry.”
Tech company leaders reportedly participating in today’s meeting include: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and IBM CEO Ginni Roomette.
Earlier this week CREDO, Muslim Advocates, MPower Change, Color of Change, Courage Campaign, Democracy for America and more than a dozen other progressive, civil rights and advocacy organizations sent letters to Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple, IBM, Booz Allen Hamilton, CGI, and SRA International demanding that they publicly refuse to help Donald Trump build a Muslim registry. Copies of the full letters can be found here.
CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of more than 4 million activists, sending tens of millions of petition signatures and more than 100,000 phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct actions for progressive change.