Lime has changed the corporate travel policy to ensure that small sums of money do not end up in the Trump Organization’s hotel and other assets in response to the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, which brought people down. Multiple deaths
The Microbility startup wants to keep doing so and has asked TripActions, a Palo Alto-based corporate travel booking service used to encourage other customers to do the same.TripActions did not return an email requesting. Comments
Earlier today, Lime asked TripActions to remove Trump̵7;s feature from appearing in searches that a particular employee had booked a corporate trip, according to an internal email written by Lime CEO Wayne Ting and sent to the rest of the employees.
“While some startups argue that companies shouldn’t get involved in politics But we’ve always understood that the work we do at Lime is inherently political, ”wrote Ting.“ We are talking and standing up for what we believe is right because that’s the right thing to do. And we are looking for ways to make sure that our actions – and the dollar – do not support those who concentrate on attacking our democracy. ”
Lime has not made any political contributions to date, according to e-mail (TechCrunch confirmed to Lime as not making any federal political contributions) .Ting wrote that the company would not support any elections. Officers who vote to challenge the endorsement of a college election He then went further, expanding to the Trump Organization, a portfolio of real estate that includes hotels, real estate, golf and resorts, as well as residences such as the Trump Tower.
“Moreover, we are committed not to sponsor or spend money on businesses and affiliates of the Trump and Kushner family,” Ting wrote. “In fact, earlier today we ask. TripActions removed all Trump features from Lime’s search results and encouraged them to formulate this policy for all of their customers. ”
I know that many of us watched last week’s events in Washington, D.C. in shock and horror. The foundation of democracy is the peaceful transfer of power according to the will of the people. It is horrifying to see a group of anti-terrorism, which includes neo-feminists and conspiracy theorists motivated by the president, break into the halls of Congress. To subvert and subvert the most sacred democratic rituals through violence and intimidation.
Today, more disturbed by the stark contrast in police responses between last week’s violent riots and the overwhelming peaceful protests last summer for racial justice. If last week’s rioters were black and brown and raised the Black Lives Matter flag instead of Donald Trump and the Confederacy, they would be allowed to invade government agencies, raid offices and walk back away. At the front door by myself, the intention? The unfortunate thing is, the answer is self-evident.
With more information available in the past few days, it became clear that President Trump and some members of Congress did not yet understand the gravity of their misdeeds, expressing appropriate remorse for. Incite incredible violence or act to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
While some startups argue that companies shouldn’t get involved in politics. But we always understand that the work we do at Lime is inherently political. We are talking and standing up for what we believe is right because that is the right thing to do. And we are looking for ways to make sure our actions – and the dollar – don’t support our democratizing attacks this time around.
We sign PFNYC’s letter urging Congress to certify the results of the presidential election before the unrest. And while we have not made political contributions to date, we are committed not to support any elected official who voted to challenge the endorsement of the college election.
On top of that, we are committed not to sponsor or spend money on businesses and affiliates of the Trump and Kushner family. In fact earlier today we asked TripActions to remove all Trump features from Lime’s search results and encourage them to formulate this policy for all of their customers.
I know these events are difficult to watch, painful to understand, and profoundly painful on a personal level for many of our colleagues. Please know we are here to support you and each other. And if that’s helpful, you can find mental health support services for employees in the United States and here for services in other countries.
One word of Dr. The King who has always given me strength during difficult times is “the arc of the moral universe is far away. But it bends to justice. ”The road ahead will be long and winding. But I truly believe that when we all do our part, what is righteous will come slowly with reluctance and eventually success.