杠上了!百余名硅谷人士联名反对特朗普竞选总统

硅谷对下届美国总统候选人特朗普的厌恶由来已久,本周四一封来自 145 名硅谷人士反对特朗普当选美国总统的联名信在网上流传开来。

硅谷科技人士从未隐藏过他们对唐纳德·特朗普的厌恶。本周四,他们的厌恶升级了。145 位技术企业负责人和执行官在网上发表联名信公开反对特朗普的总统竞选活动,并批评了共和党提名他作为总统候选人而对创新带来了潜在的负面影响。在这封公开信上签名的有 Slack 的 CEO Stewart Butterfield、BOX 的 CEO Aaron Levie、Twitter 的联合创始人 Evan Williams 和苹果公司的联合创始人 Steve Wozniak。

此联名信针对的是特朗普的一些触及硅谷目前核心问题的想法,比如移民、开放互联网通信和对技术基础设施的投资等。

「我们相信一个有利于机遇、创意和公平竞争的包容性国家。」该信中写道,「而唐纳德·特朗普并不是这样。」

一家生物科技创业公司 Color Genomics 的一位执行官 Katie Jacobs Stanton 也是这场联名反对的组织者之一,她说,她的同行们最近几周一直在忙这个事情。我们想不断修改这封信和增加参与者,以此显示联名信参与者的多样性背景,从互联网创始人和公司董事,从创新社会企业和创业公司的领导人到技术和社会赋权领域的民权领袖,他们都参与进来 。这封信中还包括了一份免责声明,签名的人不代表他们的公司发言。

在这封联名信上签名的人不仅有专业的技术人员,还有风投家、学者和政策专家,但是缺少来自像苹果、Facebook 和谷歌这样顶级公司的大佬们签名。许多最大的科技公司在政治问题上都采取保守态度。五月,Facebook 由于被指控在其部分网站上压制保守内容而忙于与保守党人士修复关系。

在硅谷,几乎找不到公开支持特朗普的人,唯一的例外是 Peter Thiel——一位风险投资家和 Facebook 董事会成员,他下周将在共和党全国代表大会上发表讲话。

科技界领导人致唐纳德·特朗普的总统候选人资格的公开信:

我们是在科技界工作的发明家、企业家、工程师、投资人、研究者和企业领导人。美国的创新让世界羡慕,让我们自豪,这是广泛共享的繁荣之源,是我们的全球领导地位的标志。

我们相信一个包容的国家应该是有利于机遇、创意和公平竞争的。而唐纳德·特朗普并不是这样。他的竞选建立在愤怒、偏见、对新思想和新人的恐惧、以及美国很弱并正在继续衰弱的基本信念之上。过去一年来,我们都已经听闻过了唐纳德·特朗普的言论,我们已得出了总结:特朗普将是创新的灾难。他的愿景反对思想的开放交流、人们的自由流动和富有成效地参与对我们的经济有利的外部世界——而这些为创新和增长提供了基础。

让我们从推动创新向前发展的人才开始说起。我们相信美国的多样性是我们的强项。伟大的思想来自于社会的各个部分,我们应该捍卫这种基础广泛的创新潜力。我们也相信进步的移民政策能帮助我们吸引并留下世界上最优秀的头脑——科学家、企业家和创造者。事实上,40% 的《财富》500 强企业都是由移民或他们的后代创立的。而唐纳德·特朗普则在兜售民族和种族偏见,一再羞辱女性,而且公开敌视移民。他已经承诺建一道墙、大规模驱逐和歧视性种族评判。

我们也相信自由和开放的思想交流(包括互联网上的交流)是创新萌生的种子。唐纳德·特朗普提出将「关停(shutting down)」部分互联网作为一项安全战略——即表现出了糟糕的判断能力,也表现出了对技术工作方式的无知。他的审查嗜好已经延伸了到吊销记者证和威胁惩罚那些批评他的媒体平台。

最后,我们相信政府通过对基础设施、教育和科学研究的投资在技术经济中扮演了很重要的角色。唐纳德·特朗普所阐释的政策绝大部分都是飘忽不定和矛盾的声明。他对我们的法律和政治体制的毫无顾忌威胁到了企业在美国的创立和壮大。他会带来扭曲市场、降低出口和减缓创造就业机会的风险。

我们反对唐纳德·特朗普分裂美国的候选人资格,我们想要一个会拥抱构建了美国的技术产业的理想的候选人:表达自由、向新来者开放、机会平等、科研和基础设施的公共投资和尊重法制。我们拥抱更具包容性的国家的乐观愿景,其中美国的创新将继续推动美国的机遇、繁荣和领导地位。

免责声明:下面列出的个人都以他们个人的名义赞同这一公开信,这并不代表他们所隶属的任何组织、企业或实体的意向。他们每个人的头衔和所属关系仅供识别之用。

签署人:

Marvin Ammori, General Counsel, Hyperloop One

Adrian Aoun, Founder/CEO, Forward

Greg Badros, Founder, Prepared Mind Innovations; Former Engineering VP, Facebook

Clayton Banks, Co-Founder, Silicon Harlem

Phin Barnes, Partner, First Round Capital

Niti Bashambu, Chief Analytics Officer, IAC Applications

John Battelle, Founder/CEO, NewCo, Inc.

Ayah Bdeir, Founder/CEO, Little Bits

Piraye Beim, Founder/CEO, Celmatix

Marc Bodnick, Co-Founder, Elevation Partners

John Borthwick, Founder/CEO, Betaworks

Matt Brezina, Co-Founder, Sincerely and Xobni

Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO, TaskRabbit

Brad Burnham, Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures

Stewart Butterfield, Co-Founder/CEO, Slack

Troy Carter, Founder/CEO, Atom Factory

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Founder/CEO, Joyus

Vint Cerf, Internet Pioneer

Amy Chang, Founder/CEO, Accompany

Aneesh Chopra, President, NavHealth; Former US CTO

Patrick Chung, General Partner, Xfund

Tod Cohen, General Counsel, StubHub

Stephen DeBerry, Founder/Managing Partner, Bronze Investments

Peter Diamandis, Entrepreneur; Author, Abundance and BOLD

Barry Diller, Chairman, Expedia and IAC

Esther Dyson, Executive Founder, Way to Wellville; Investor

Amy Errett, Founder/CEO, Madison Reed

Caterina Fake, Founder/CEO, Findery; Co-Founder, Flickr

Christopher Farmer, Founder/CEO, SignalFire

Brad Feld, Managing Director, Foundry Group; Co-Founder, Techstars

Josh Felser, Co-Founder, Freestyle Capital & ClimateX

Hajj Flemings, Founder/CEO, Brand Camp University

Natalie Foster, Co-Founder, Peers

David Grain, Founder/Managing Partner, Grain Management, LLC

Brad Hargreaves, Founder/CEO, Common

Donna Harris, Co-Founder/Co-CEO, 1776

Scott Heiferman, Co-Founder/CEO, Meetup

David Hornik, General Partner, August Capital

Terry Howerton, CEO, TechNexus

Reed Hundt, Former Chair, FCC

Minnie Ingersoll, COO, Shift Technologies

Sami Inkinen, Founder/CEO, Virta Health; Co-Founder, Trulia

Craig Isakow, Head of Revenue, Shift Technologies

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., President and Founder, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Irwin Jacobs, Founding Chairman/CEO Emeritus, Qualcomm Inc

Paul Jacobs, Executive Chairman, Qualcomm Inc

Leila Janah, Founder/CEO, Sama & Laxmi

Sujay Jaswa, Former CFO, Dropbox; Founder, Witt Capital Partners

Mark Josephson, CEO, Bitly

Sep Kamvar, Professor, MIT

David Karp, Founder/CEO, Tumblr

Jed Katz, Managing Director, Javelin Venture Partners

Kim Keenan, President/CEO, Multicultural Media, Telecom & Internet Council

Ben Keighran, Entrepreneur; Former Design Lead, Apple

William Kennard, Former Chair, FCC

Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures; Co-Founder, SUN Microsystems

Ron Klain, Executive Vice President, Revolution LLC

Walter Kortschak, Former Managing Partner and Senior Advisor, Summit Partners

Jared Kopf, Founder AdRoll, HomeRun, Worldly

Joseph Kopser, Co-Founder, Ridescout

Karen Kornbluh, Former US Ambassador, OECD 

Othman Laraki, Co-Founder/President, Color Genomics

Miles Lasater, Serial Entrepreneur

Jeff Lawson, CEO, Twilio

Aileen Lee, Founder/Managing Partner, Cowboy Ventures

Bobby Lent, Managing Partner, Hillsven Capital

Aaron Levie, Co-Founder/CEO, Box

John Lilly, Partner, Greylock Partners

Bruce Lincoln, Co-Founder, Silicon Harlem

Ruth Livier, President, Livier Productions, Inc.

Mark Lloyd, Professor of Communication, University of Southern California — Annenberg School

Luther Lowe, VP of Public Policy, Yelp

Nancy Lublin, Founder/CEO, Crisis Text Line

Kanyi Maqubela, Partner, Collaborative Fund 

Jonathan Matus, Founder/CEO, Zendrive

Josh McFarland, Vice President of Product, Twitter

Andrew McLaughlin, Head of New Business, Medium; Venture Partner, betaworks

Shishir Mehrotra, Entrepreneur & former VP of Product & Engineering, YouTube

Apoorva Mehta, Founder/CEO, Instacart 

Doug Merritt, CEO, Splunk

Dinesh Moorjani, Founder/CEO, Hatch Labs; Co-Founder, Tinder

Brit Morin, Founder/CEO, Brit + Co

Dave Morin, Founder and Partner, Slow Ventures

Dustin Moskovitz, Co-Founder, Asana; Co-Founder, Facebook

Amanda Moskowitz, Founder/CEO, Stacklist

Alex Nogales, President/CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition

Alexis Ohanian, Co-Founder, Reddit

Mike Olson, Founder/Chairman/CSO, Cloudera

Pierre Omidyar, Founder, eBay

Felix W. Ortiz III, Founder/Chairman/CEO, Viridis; Board Member of The NYC Technology Development Corporation

Jen Pahlka, Founder/Executive Director, Code for America

Barney Pell, Founder Powerset, MoonExpress, Locomobi; Founding Trustee, Singularity University

Mark Pincus, Executive Chairman and Founder, Zynga

Shervin Pishevar, Co-Founder/Managing Director, Sherpa Capital and Co-Founder/Executive Chairman of Hyperloop One

Brandon Pollack, Director of Global Affairs, 1776

Amy Rao, Founder/CEO, Integrated Archive Systems, Inc.

Eric Ries, Entrepreneur & Author, The Lean Startup

Justin Rosenstein, Co-Founder, Asana

Alec Ross, Author, The Industries of the Future

Javier Saade, Venture Capitalist; Former Associate Administrator, SBA

Chris Sacca, Founder/Chairman, Lowercase Capital

Dave Samuel, Co-Founder, Freestyle Capital

Julie Samuels, Executive Director, Tech:NYC

Reshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who Code

Chris Schroeder, Venture Investor; Author, Startup Rising

Jake Schwartz, Co-Founder/CEO, General Assembly

Robert Scoble, Entrepreneur in Residence and Futurist, Upload VR

Kim Malone Scott, CEO, Candor, Inc; Former Director, Google

Tina Sharkey, Partner, Sherpa Foundry & Sherpa Capital

Clara Shih, Co-Founder/CEO, Hearsay Social

Shivani Siroya, Founder/CEO, InVenture

Steve Smith, Executive Director, Public Policy Institute, Government Relations & Telecommunications Project, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Jonathan Spalter, Chair, Mobile Future

DeShuna Spencer, CEO, kweliTV

Katie Stanton, CMO, Color Genomics; Former VP of Global Media, Twitter

Jenny Stefanotti, Co-Founder, OneProject; Board of Directors, Ushahidi

Debbie Sterling, Founder/CEO, Goldiblox

Seth Sternberg, Co-Founder/CEO, Honor

Margaret Stewart, Vice President of Product Design, Facebook

Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO, Yelp

Michael Stoppelman, SVP, Engineering, Yelp

Baratunde Thurston, Former supervising producer, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah; Co-Founder, Cultivated Wit 

Stephanie Tilenius, Founder/CEO, Vida Health; Board of Directors, Seagate Technology

Richard D. Titus, Entrepreneur; SVP, Samsung

Anne Toth, VP of Policy & Compliance, Slack 

Bill Trenchard, Partner, First Round Capital

April Underwood, VP of Product, Slack

Max Ventilla, Founder/CEO, AltSchool

Tabreez Verjee, Co-Founder/Partner Uprising; Board Director Kiva.org

Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia

Hunter Walk, Partner, Homebrew VC; Former Director of Product Management, Google

Tristan Walker, Founder/CEO, Walker & Company Brands, Inc.; Founder/Chairman, Code 2040

Ari Wallach, CEO, Synthesis Corp.

Padmasree Warrior, CEO, NextEV USA; Former CTSO, Cisco

Laura Weidman Powers, Co-Founder/CEO, Code2040

Kevin Weil, Head of Product, Instagram

Phil Weiser, Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado and Executive Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center

Daniel J. Weitzner, Principal Research Scientist, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Emily White, Entrepreneur; Former COO, Snapchat

Ev Williams, Founder/CEO, Medium; Co-Founder Twitter, Blogger

Monique Woodward, Venture Partner, 500 Startups

Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder, Apple

Tim Wu, Professor of Law, Columbia University

Andrew Yang, Founder/CEO, Venture for America

Arielle Zuckerberg, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

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