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

"I am a Microsoft 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 Microsoft stand with me."

According to an Obama administration insider, if campaign funding temporarily dries up for the GOP from just three major technology 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 Microsoft would align with its diverse employees and shareholders, and with progressive values. But in 2016, Microsoft’s PAC gave significantly more to GOP congressional candidates than to Democrats. In 1998, Microsoft started the trend of tech companies establishing PACs and making massive political contributions, in their case to curry favor with politicians for combating the antitrust suit that they battled through 2011.

In the 2016 cycle, Microsoft's PAC and employees were responsible for over $4 Million directly donated to GOP candidates and their political action committees. Microsoft joined other technology 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. Microsoft 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 Microsoft.

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 IntelFacebookApple 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

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

Amy Wright
Sharon Brown
Sandra Spires
magda wroblewska
57 signatures

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Showing 5 reactions

  • Amy Wright
    signed 2017-04-03 18:51:28 -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.
  • Sharon Brown
    signed 2017-03-17 21:56:46 -0700
  • Sandra Spires
    signed 2017-03-17 17:06:46 -0700
  • magda wroblewska
    signed 2017-03-16 21:51:15 -0700
  • John Eastman
    @johne_eastman tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-16 18:40:22 -0700
    Microsoft: Starve the GOP until Trump's Taxes are public https://unseat.nationbuilder.com/microsoft?recruiter_id=630