Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Tell Microsoft: Stop sponsoring Donald Trump

Microsoft is planning to give the Trump-led Republican convention at least $500,000 and free technical support.

Our friends at 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, 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:

Call on Microsoft executives directly and tell them to stop funding a platform for Donald Trump's violent hate speech.

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.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


—Rashad Robinson

Want to support our work? MoveOn member contributions have powered our work together for more than 17 years. Hundreds of thousands of people chip in each year—which is why we're able to be fiercely independent, answering to no individual, corporation, politician, or political party. You can become a monthly donor by clicking here, or chip in a one-time gift here.

PAID FOR BY MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION, Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

No comments:

Post a Comment