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

"I am a Google/Alphabet 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 Google and Alphabet 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 Google would align with its diverse employees and shareholders, and with progressive values. But in 2016, Google’s PAC gave significantly more to GOP congressional candidates than to Democrats. Google also sponsored conservative think tanks such as the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation. The company has hosted GOP lawmakers including the House majority leader, Kevin McCarthy, and Darrell Issa at its headquarters. Back in 2012, Google even named a former GOP congresswoman, Susan Molinari of New York, to lead its D.C. office.

In the 2016 cycle, Google's PAC and employees of the parent company, Alphabet, were responsible for over $2.8 Million directly donated to GOP candidates and their political action committees. Google 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. Google/Alphabet 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 Google/Alphabet.

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

Please see our separate petitions for Intel, Facebook, Apple 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

John Panzer
Dale and Neda Dorjath
Mike Kelley
Amy Wright
PoliticalJulie
Julie Spickler
Debra Kattler
Sharon Brown
Sandra Spires
magda wroblewska
63 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 12 reactions

  • John Panzer
    signed 2017-04-20 14:16:21 -0700
    John Panzer
  • Dale and Neda Dorjath
    signed 2017-04-15 16:18:13 -0700
    We are shareholders. Please take heed of all the petitioners.
  • Mike Kelley
    signed 2017-04-15 12:11:02 -0700
  • Amy Wright
    signed 2017-04-03 18:50:52 -0700
    As a large contributor you need to take a stand and make a statement. Demand this disclosure to expose or prove no conflicts of interest. Our Democracy deserves nothing less.
  • PoliticalJulie
    @PoliticalJulie tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-27 13:51:49 -0700
    Google: Starve the GOP until Trump's Taxes are public https://unseat.nationbuilder.com/google?recruiter_id=1236
  • PoliticalJulie
    signed 2017-03-27 13:51:33 -0700
  • Julie Spickler
    signed 2017-03-25 11:11:37 -0700
    Google is a visionary company which continually makes technological leaps into the future. Trump and his most reactionary supporters act from a vision far closer to the vies of the 19th century robber barons. Corporations donate to both sides in political matters so that no matter who wins, they will have influence. People don’t do that — one reason why corporatio9ns should not be treated as “people” in campaign financing. Google has a chance now to demonstrate its values by not supporting Trump and his plans for our ciountry.
  • Debra Kattler
    signed 2017-03-18 11:51:10 -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 21:54:50 -0700
  • Sandra Spires
    signed 2017-03-17 17:05:42 -0700
  • magda wroblewska
    signed 2017-03-16 21:50:52 -0700
  • John Eastman
    @johne_eastman tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-16 18:39:53 -0700
    Google: Starve the GOP until Trump's Taxes are public https://unseat.nationbuilder.com/google?recruiter_id=630