Apple: Starve the GOP until Trump's Taxes are public

"I am an Apple employee and/or shareholder, and I pledge to temporarily #StarveTheGOP by refusing to donate to, fundraise for, or endorse GOP candidates and affiliated political action committees, until the GOP-controlled Congress orders the public release of Donald Trump's tax returns. I demand that executives and board members of Apple Inc. stand with me."

According to an Obama administration insider, if campaign funding temporarily dries up for the GOP from just three major Silicon Valley corporations, they will turn on Trump and demand his tax returns. And career real-estate developers predict that Trump will resign before ever releasing his tax returns. Your signature matters!

To kick off this campaign, we are hosting the Silicon Valley Trump Tax March at noon on April 15, 2017. We will rally at Lytton Plaza in Palo Alto around a giant inflatable "Chicken Don", the iconic symbol of Trump taxes nationwide. We will then march to the Apple store on University Ave, a few blocks away. Please RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1786377101690270/

To help fund this urgent campaign, make a donation today at https://www.unseat.com


We might assume that Apple Inc. would align with its diverse employees and shareholders, and with progressive values. CEO Tim Cook wrote to employees on January 28, 2017, stating that Trump's first travel ban "... is not a policy we support."

But Tim Cook, along with Gary Wipfler, Apple's treasurer, hosted a private breakfast fundraiser for Speaker Paul Ryan in June 2016. This was after it was clear Trump was the GOP Presidential nominee. The money benefited not only the speaker but a joint fundraising committee that helped elect other House Republicans. Separately, in just 2016, Apple was responsible for $203,620 directly donated to GOP candidates. Apple joined other Silicon Valley companies in pouring millions into GOP coffers, second only to oil & gas companies. These dollars power the re-election campaigns of all Republicans in Congress, and for this reason, they vote almost entirely along party lines on all nominations and legislative actions.

Every presidential nominee over the past 40 years has released tax returns, but President Trump refuses to. The GOP has the power to force a release, but instead, they keep voting to keep Trump's tax returns secret. Trump's returns will disclose whether he has conflicts of interest and business ties with foreign powers that can compromise our national security and sovereignty. 

  1. Apple employees and shareholders, please sign this petition to starve the GOP, and force the GOP do the right thing!
  2. Whether you sign or not, please share this petition with people at Apple.

Employee signatures have the greatest capacity to influence Apple's executives and board to pledge to starve the GOP.

Please see our separate petitions for Intel, Facebook, Google and Microsoft. Sign for all companies of which you are an employee or shareholder!

Join the campaign! Share #StarveTheGOP on Social Media, and tweet to tech CEOs:

Apple's Tim Cook: @tim_cook 

Intel's Brian Krzanich: @bkrunner

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: @finkd

Google's Sundar Pichai: @sundarpichai

Microsoft's Satya Nadella: @satyanadella

We'll be announcing targeted boycotts and a media campaign soon.

To kick off this campaign, we are hosting the Silicon Valley Trump Tax March at noon on April 15, 2017. We will rally at Lytton Plaza in Palo Alto around a giant inflatable "Chicken Don", the iconic symbol of Trump taxes nationwide. We will then march to the Apple store on University Ave, a few blocks away. Please RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1786377101690270/

To help fund this urgent campaign, make a donation today at https://www.unseat.com

Who's signing

Elizabeth Cambareri
Kelly Moyes
Beatrice Lacy
Antoinette Hille
Jan McKim
Wanda Jane Burlinson
Jit Bhattacharya
m toews
Dorit Oren
Amy Wright
Sally DeHart
Ken Reichman
Julie Byrd
Julie Spickler
Dee Teater
Steven Ward
janet Harmelin
Debra Kattler
Sharon Brown
Chris Bell
Sandra Spires
Sage Goncharoff
magda wroblewska
Peri Fleisher
C Love
83 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 33 reactions

  • Elizabeth Cambareri
    signed 2018-02-02 22:40:43 -0800
    Please don’t fund GOP house members who have all been complicit in politicizing the Mueller investigation!
  • Kelly Moyes
    signed 2017-05-05 07:02:49 -0700
  • Beatrice Lacy
    @BeatriceLacy tweeted link to this page. 2017-04-19 14:12:35 -0700
    Apple: Starve the GOP until Trump's Taxes are public https://unseat.nationbuilder.com/apple?recruiter_id=3473
  • Beatrice Lacy
    signed 2017-04-19 14:12:12 -0700
    Beatrice Lacy
  • Antoinette Hille
    signed 2017-04-15 22:14:11 -0700
  • Jan McKim
    signed 2017-04-14 13:59:19 -0700
  • Wanda Jane Burlinson
    signed 2017-04-14 06:08:12 -0700
  • Jit Bhattacharya
    signed 2017-04-13 12:04:14 -0700
    I am an Apple employee and/or shareholder, and I pledge to temporarily #StarveTheGOP by refusing to donate to, fundraise for, or endorse GOP candidates and affiliated political action committees, until the GOP-controlled Congress orders the public release of Donald Trump’s tax returns. I demand that executives and board members of Apple Inc. stand with me.
  • m toews
    signed 2017-04-08 13:27:53 -0700
  • Dorit Oren
    signed 2017-04-05 14:56:54 -0700
    In the computer industry since 1979, live in Silicon Valley, have sold and installed thousands of Macs and Apple products. I am SO DISAPPOINTED that companies that used to be progressive and cutting edge are supporting such a regressive regime in our government.
  • Amy Wright
    @parkwright1 tweeted link to this page. 2017-04-03 18:48:40 -0700
    Apple: Starve the GOP until Trump's Taxes are public https://unseat.nationbuilder.com/apple?recruiter_id=2095
  • Amy Wright
    signed 2017-04-03 18:48:17 -0700
    I am an Apple customer and a shareholder. You need to take a stand and make a statement. Demand this disclosure to expose or prove no conflicts of interest.
  • Sally DeHart
    signed 2017-03-31 14:10:56 -0700
  • Ken Reichman
    signed 2017-03-29 11:45:51 -0700
    My wife and I have held stock in Apple since it was $10 per share. We thought that Apple was progressive, believed in science, and was committed to supporting the masses. But Tim Cook, along with Gary Wipfler, Apple’s treasurer, hosted a private breakfast fundraiser for Speaker Paul Ryan in June 2016. This was after it was clear Trump was the GOP Presidential nominee. The money benefited not only the speaker but a joint fundraising committee that helped elect other House Republicans. Separately, in just 2016, Apple was responsible for $203,620 directly donated to GOP candidates. We want Apple to cease support of the Republican Party especially Trump’s Executive Orders immediately.
  • PoliticalJulie
    @PoliticalJulie tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-27 13:48:57 -0700
    Apple: Starve the GOP until Trump's Taxes are public https://unseat.nationbuilder.com/apple?recruiter_id=1236
  • Julie Byrd
    signed 2017-03-27 13:48:38 -0700
    Julie Byrd
  • Julie Spickler
    signed 2017-03-25 11:06:21 -0700
    Corporations are not people. People don’t donate to both parties so that they will have influence no matter who wins. Corporations do. Apple paints itself as a forward-looking futuristic company, but Trump and his most virulent supporters preach the return to a bigoted billionaire-run country much like the 19th century age of the robber barons. Apple should stop funding this reactionary vision for America.
  • Dee Teater
    signed 2017-03-22 18:24:23 -0700
  • steve ward
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-18 16:34:33 -0700
    Apple: Starve the GOP until Trump's Taxes are public #Resist #TheResistance #TrumpTaxes #EmolumentsClause SIGN NOW!
  • steve ward
    @modernhomesla tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-18 16:34:30 -0700
  • Steven Ward
    signed 2017-03-18 16:32:35 -0700
    Shareholder who wants to #StarveTheGOP and see #TrumpTaxes. We must #resist this Authoritarian regime in power at all costs. #TheResistance #EmolumentsClause
  • janet Harmelin
    signed 2017-03-18 12:05:10 -0700
  • Debra Kattler
    signed 2017-03-18 11:49:43 -0700
    I am a shareholder. We in Silicon Valley have a unique opportunity to fight the flow of money that supports this corrupt presidency and legislature. Help us demand to see DT’s taxes so we know what entanglements he may have with foreign governments and so that we know when the tax reform he proposes is designed to line his own pockets. We already know that he benefits greatly from getting rid of the AMT. What other changes does he have up his sleeve? We have a right to know!
  • Sharon Brown
    signed 2017-03-17 21:54:16 -0700
  • Chris Bell
    signed 2017-03-17 19:55:11 -0700
    Shareholder & resister
  • Sandra Spires
    signed 2017-03-17 17:04:38 -0700
  • Sage Goncharoff
    signed 2017-03-17 09:36:45 -0700
  • magda wroblewska
    signed 2017-03-16 21:49:51 -0700
  • Peri Fleisher
    signed 2017-03-11 11:26:05 -0800
  • C Love
    signed 2017-03-10 18:17:02 -0800
    I am a shareholder – I find it disgusting that you have given so much to the corrupt republicans who gerry-mander voters out of having a voice in our governemtn.