Our friends at ColorOfChange.org recently forced Coca-Cola to abandon their planned support for the Republican National Convention because of Donald Trump's hateful and violent campaign. Now they're targeting Microsoft—which is planning to provide free technical support and funding to the convention. We wanted to make sure you had a chance to sign their petition.
Dear MoveOn member,
I'm Rashad Robinson of ColorOfChange.org, and I started a petition to Fred Humphries, Corporate Vice President for US Government Affairs and Ed Ingle, Managing Director for Government Affairs at Microsoft, which says:
Microsoft – a self-proclaimed leader in diversity – is planning to give the Trump-led RNC at least $500,000! Not only that, but they're planning to provide the Trump-led RNC with all of its tech support needs for free.
Trump, who's suggesting his supporters riot if he doesn't win the Republican nomination, has been running a campaign built on violent rhetoric, racially charged imagery, and paranoid conspiracy theories. Just last month, he offered to pay the legal fees for a supporter of his who sucker-punched a peaceful Black protester. And last week, a teenage girl was pepper-sprayed while being a called 'n**ger lover' by a Trump supporter at his rally.
Microsoft has a history-making choice right now. Once they start writing checks, they are committing to support the platform of someone threatening riots at the convention. After hundreds of thousands of you demanded action, Coca-Cola announced it is terminating its financial sponsorship of the RNC – now it's time for Microsoft to follow suit and dump Trump.
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