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Oracle employees are protesting Larry Ellison's planned fundraiser for Trump: 'His alliance with this ignoble and destructive figure damages our company culture' (ORCL)

Published by Business Insider on Sat, 15 Feb 2020


Oracle employees are protesting founder Larry Ellison's plan to host a fundraising dinner for President Trump at his Southern California home next week.Some employees are circulating a petition that calls on the Oracle leadership to take a stand against what they call Ellison's "damaging association with the Trump campaign.""His alliance with this ignoble and destructive figure damages our company culture as well as our relationships with partners and customers," the petition said.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Larry Ellison's planned fundraising dinner for President Donald Trump has triggered a minirebellion at Oracle, where some employees are blasting the tech titan's "alliance with this ignoble and destructive figure."A group of employees is circulating a petition that calls on the Oracle leadership to take a stand against what they call Ellison's "damaging association with the Trump campaign." The petition is also calling for Ellison to cancel the event."His alliance with this ignoble and destructive figure damages our company culture as well as our relationships with partners and customers," the petition, which was first reported by Vox, said."Ellison's financial support of Donald Trump endangers the well-being of women, immigrants, communities of color, the environment, LGBTQ and trans communities, disabled people, and workers everywhere," the petition added.Oracle could not immediately be reached for comment.Ellison is planning the fundraising event for Trump at his estate in Rancho Mirage, California, Desert Sun reported. Oracle CEO Safra Catz is also a known Trump supporter and was part of his transition team after the 2016 elections.That prompted the Oracle employee George Polisner to resign."Trump stokes fear, hatred, and violence toward people of color, Muslims, and immigrants. It is well-known that hate crimes are surging as he has provided license for this ignorance-based expression of malice," he said.Got a tip about Oracle or another tech company' Contact this reporter via email at bpimentel@businessinsider.com, message him on Twitter @benpimentel, or send him a secure message through Signal at (510) 731-8429. You can also contact Business Insider securely via SecureDrop.Join the conversation about this storyNOW WATCH: This animation shows how far your sneeze can actually travel
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