Lime has changed its corporate travel policy to ensure that a penny of its money does not end with several deaths in US Capitol in response to the Trump Organization’s January 6 visit to the hotel and other properties in the Coffers .
The microbeability startup wants to take that action further and has asked to use the Tripo-action, Palo Alto-based corporate travel booking service to encourage other customers to do the same. TripActions has not returned emails seeking comment.
Earlier today, according to an internal email written by Lime CEO Wen Ting, Lime asked TrumpActions to remove Trump’s assets from showing up in a search if one of his employees is booking a corporate trip, leaving him with the rest of the staff Will be sent to
“While some startups have argued that companies should never be political, we have always understood that the work we do here at Lime is inherently political,” Ting wrote. “We stand and speak for what we are saying, because doing what is right is right. And we are looking for ways to ensure our actions – and dollars – do not support those who are embroiled in this attack on our democracy. “
According to the email, Lime has not made any political contribution to date. (TechCrunch confirmed with Lime that it had not made any federal political contributions.) Ting wrote that the company would never support any of the elected. The official who challenged the certification of Electoral College results. He then moved on, leading it to the Trump Organization, a real estate portfolio that includes hotels, golf properties and resorts, as well as residential holdings such as Trump Tower.
“Furthermore, we are not committed to the support or spending of any business ventures and affiliates of the Trump and Kushner families,” Ting wrote. “In fact, earlier today, we asked TripAction to remove all Trump assets from the Lyme search results and encouraged them to set this policy for all of their customers.”
I know that many of us were watching the events of last week in Washington DC in shock and horror. The basis of any democracy is the peaceful transfer of power based on the will of the people. It was terrible to see a mob of rebels – including white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and conspiracy theorists – on behalf of the president, weakening and overturning the hallowed democratic ritual through violence and intimidation to the halls of Congress for.
The day was further aggravated in contrast to the police’s reaction between last week’s violent riots and last summer’s peaceful peaceful protests for racial justice. If the rioters had turned black and brown last week and held the flag of Black Lives Matter high instead of Donald Trump and the Confederate, would they have been allowed to abolish the offices of the Capitol, the riots, and their own K had gone out the front door. desire? The unfortunate thing is that the answer is self-evident.
As more information has become available in the past few days, it is also clear that President Trump and some members of Congress still do not understand the seriousness of their crimes, show reasonable remorse for inciting such unbelievable violence, or Commit to ensuring that this never happens again.
Although some startups have argued that companies should never be political, we have always understood that the work we do at Lime is inherently political. We are speaking the same and it is right to stand up for what we believe is the right thing to do. And we are looking for ways to ensure our actions – and dollars – do not support those who are embroiled in this attack on our democracy.
We signed PFNYC letter Congress’ call to certify the results of the presidential election before the unrest. And while we have not made political donations to date, we are now committed to supporting any elected official who voted to challenge the certification of elected college results.
Furthermore, we are committed to not endorse or spend any money on any business ventures and affiliates of the Trump and Kushner families. In fact, earlier today, we asked TripAction to remove all Trump assets from the Lyme search results and encouraged them to set this policy for all their customers.
I know these incidents have been difficult to watch, painful to understand, and deeply hurt on the most personal level for many of our colleagues. Please always know, we are here to support you and each other. And if it is helpful, you can find mental health support services here For American employees, and here For those in other countries.
Dr. One of King’s quotes that has always given me great strength in hard times is that “the arch of the moral universe is long, but it leans towards justice.” The road ahead will feel long and winding, but I truly believe that when we all do our part, the righteous slowly, wonky and eventually win.