Should Tech Companies Be Political?
This past year, we’ve seen how tech giants have started to get involved in the political realm more expliticly. Just this year, Uber, Lyft, and Postmates poured $110 million into their Prop 22 campaign. Other companies, like Coinbase, banned politics in their workplace. With a growing affordability crisis in the Bay Area and beyond, many of us are wondering, what should be the role of tech companies in politics?
Join us on Thursday, December 10th at noon as we discuss how tech companies have engaged in political issues—or not. We’ll talk through tech’s impact on social and political issues, and how tech workers can promote healthy civic engagement.
The conversation will be moderated by Catherine Bracy, Executive Director & Co-Founder of TechEquity. Panelists include:
- Assemblymember David Chiu, 17th District
- Zack Rosen, CEO at Pantheon
- Ulysses J. Smith, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at Blend
- Kurt Nelson, Senior Software Engineer at Uber and author of the op-ed I’m a software engineer at Uber and I’m voting against Prop 22.
- Webinar kicks off at 12:00 PM
- Panel discussion begins at 12:05 PM
- Q&A from attendees from 12:40-1:00 PM
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