To: Oracle Leadership

Petition for Oracle to sign the Immigrant Amicus Brief

Sign on with the other 127 tech companies opposing Trump's executive order on immigration

Why is this important?

Trump’s executive order is negative for American Business. Immigrants have made immeasurable contributions to the tech industry and this will prevent companies like Oracle from recruiting the very best talent. As Oracle employees, we are enriched by immigrants we work with both professionally and personally. Oracle is a notable exception to the 127 tech companies that have already signed the brief, yet could be one of the most impacted. The 9th Court of Appeals will weigh in on this later this week and we strongly urge Oracle to take a stance on this on behalf of its employees.

Irene Scher
Rachel Kane
Lara Beers


Reasons for signing

  • This ought to be an easy decision for two reasons. One, the ban is bad for our company. As a global company, open borders and a free flow of goods and people, within reasonable limits, is in our best interests. Two, the ban is unjust and wrong. It discriminates based on religion and turns this country's back on the world's most vulnerable and desperate people. Moreover it sends the message that America is at war with a religion of 1.6 billion people which will make us less safe in the long term.
  • We are a large company. We are in the best position to weather any possible effects of speaking out and taking a stand for civil rights, let alone our own business interests. Dozens of companies are doing this; Oracle would hardly be a lone voice. There is no risk here. Right now to be "apolitical" is to support terrible things by silence and inactivity. Oracle should not hang back.
  • We are an example for our children, as well as for others internationally. I can't in good conscience witness and allow discrimination without speaking up.

Updates

2017-02-21 12:59:38 -0500

The Washington Post covered this petition in an article about tech worker activism:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2017/02/17/the-cost-of-silence-why-more-ceos-are-speaking-out-in-the-trump-era

2017-02-17 11:55:04 -0500

The New York Times covered this petition (and others) led by employees in the tech industry: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/technology/trump-tech-company-employees.html

2017-02-09 16:19:55 -0500

Buzzfeed reported on this petition by Oracle employees: https://www.buzzfeed.com/carolineodonovan/oracle-employees-are-asking-the-company-to-oppose-trumps-imm?utm_term=.ck5zBk7DJ#.nbpDrOGP2

2017-02-09 10:11:30 -0500

500 signatures reached

2017-02-08 12:11:00 -0500

100 signatures reached

2017-02-08 11:40:03 -0500

50 signatures reached

2017-02-08 11:18:43 -0500

25 signatures reached

2017-02-08 11:09:37 -0500

10 signatures reached