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

"I am a Facebook 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 Facebook 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 Facebook would align with its diverse employees and shareholders, and with progressive values. But Facebook independent director Peter A. Thiel donated $1.25M to Trump’s campaign in Oct 2016. CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s nonprofit, FWD.US donated $5,000 to Trump’s presidential transition. And Facebook advertising played a major role in Trump’s successful presidential bid. Of the Trump campaign's $90 million budget for digital advertising, more went to Facebook than to any other platform!

In 2016, Facebook's PAC and employees were responsible for $645,710 directly donated to GOP candidates and their political action committees. Facebook 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. Facebook 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 Facebook.

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

Please see our separate petitions for Intel, MicrosoftApple and Google. 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

jordan stanzler
Water Sedriks
Beth King
Barbara Marshall
Indra Levy
janet Harmelin
Debra Kattler
Sharon Brown
magda wroblewska
Peri Fleisher
62 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 11 reactions

  • jordan stanzler
    signed 2017-04-16 00:20:26 -0700
    jordan stanzler
  • Water Sedriks
    signed 2017-04-13 11:37:12 -0700
  • Beth King
    signed 2017-04-09 21:36:01 -0700
  • Barbara Marshall
    signed 2017-04-04 19:11:10 -0700
    Barbara Marshall
  • Indra Levy
    signed 2017-03-29 00:36:12 -0700
    The Trump administration’s agenda is antithetical to the values of Silicon Valley. It is also antithetical to the values of American democracy, from which Facebook has benefited beyond measure. Now is the time to stand up for both.
  • janet Harmelin
    signed 2017-03-18 12:05:47 -0700
  • Debra Kattler
    signed 2017-03-18 11:51:50 -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 21:56:04 -0700
  • magda wroblewska
    signed 2017-03-16 21:51:33 -0700
  • John Eastman
    @johne_eastman tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-16 18:40:53 -0700
    Facebook: Starve the GOP until Trump's Taxes are public https://unseat.nationbuilder.com/facebook?recruiter_id=630
  • Peri Fleisher
    signed 2017-03-16 15:50:41 -0700