Uber: Don't Partner with Saudi Arabia to Oppress Women!

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Dear Uber CEO Travis Kalanick,

We, the undersigned, are appalled by the partnership that has developed between Uber and the government of Saudi Arabia, the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive. Uber is profiting from this ban, generating tremendous revenue by providing male drivers to Saudi women who are not allowed to drive themselves. On top of that, Uber has now accepted $3.5 billion in investments from this repressive, misogynist Saudi government through its Public Investment Fund. To seal this sordid deal, Uber has granted a seat of its Board of Directors to Yasir Al Rumayyan, managing director of the Saudi government fund.

Saudi women have been fighting for decades for this basic right that women have all over the world. They have gathered petitions, solicited the King, conducted acts of civil disobedience, and gone to prison. Uber should not be on the side of their oppressors but should be supporting the brave Saudi women.

As CEO, we call on you to release a statement in English and Arabic urging King Salman of Saudi Arabia to lift the ban on women driving. Let him know you are eager to hire women as drivers for Uber in Saudi Arabia - as you currently do in over sixty countries worldwide.

Your partnership with the very people who are keeping women immobile is shameful. Do the right thing, Mr. Kalanick: Stand with Saudi women and advocate for Saudi women to have the right to drive!" 


عزيزي الرئيس التنفيذي لشركة أوبر ترافيس كالانيك، 

نحن الموقعين أدناه نشعر بالفزع إزاء الشراكة التي تطورت بين أوبر و حكومة المملكة العربية السعودية، البلد الوحيد في العالم الذي لايسمح للمرأة بقيادة السيارة. أوبر تستفيد من هذا الحظر و تحصل على عائدات مالية ضخمة بتوفير سائقين من الذكور لأيصال النساء السعوديات الآتي لايستطعن القيادة بأنفسهن. و علاوة على ذلك قبلت أوبر ب ٣.٥ مليار دولار كأستثمار من الحكومة السعودية القمعية، الكارهة للمرأة من خلال صندوق الاستثمارات العامة لها. و لأتمام هذه الصفقة المخزية، منحت أوبر مقعد في مجلس إدارتها إلى ياسر الرميان، المدير العام للصندوق السعودي الأستثماري. 
المرأة السعودية حاربت و لازالت تحارب منذ عقود لهذا الحق الأساسي الذي تتمتع به جميع النساء حول العالم. قامت النساء السعوديات بتوقيع و نشر العرائض، التمسوا الملك للسماح لهم بالقيادة، قاموا بالعصيان المدني و ذهبوا للسجن من أجل ذلك. لايجب أن يكون أوبر في صف مضطهِديهم بل يجب أن يدعم المرأة السعودية الباسلة. 

كرئيس أوبر التنفيذي، ندعوك أن تصدر بيانا باللغتين العربية و الأنجليزية لحث الملك سلمان بن عبدالعزيز آلِ سعود الى رفع الحظر المفروض على قيادة النساء للسيارة. الشراكة مع نفس الأشخاص الذين يمنعون النساء من القيادة مخزية. قم بعمل الشيء الصحيح: قف بصف المرأة السعودية و دافع عن حقها في القيادة. 

 

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  • Saudi women Women
    signed 2017-02-18 20:55:26 -0500
    We strongly Saudi women are suffering and half my salary goes to the pockets of drivers and suffer many physical extortion and harassment

    When our demand for the right to accuse us that we are driving and wanton whores and Uber after the entry into the Saudi market for Aazn that will allow us to drive the car never
  • Jane McCourt
    signed 2017-02-16 19:11:52 -0500
  • Patricia Rind
    signed 2017-02-16 10:19:29 -0500
  • Huda Ashkal
    signed 2017-02-11 17:32:39 -0500
  • Jsmes Nakamura
    signed 2017-02-11 00:28:47 -0500
  • Rick Luttmann
    signed 2017-02-10 22:25:01 -0500
  • Petranto Petranto
    signed 2017-02-10 14:59:09 -0500
  • Gloria Burd
    signed 2017-02-10 02:24:42 -0500
    Give women the mobility they are entitled to!
  • David and Jan Hartsough
    signed 2017-02-09 17:44:25 -0500
  • Jerre Allen
    signed 2017-02-09 16:35:45 -0500
  • m. stone
    signed 2017-02-08 22:01:56 -0500
    Do the right thing! I’m proud of you for separating yourself from Trumps advisory counsel but to accept $ from Saudi Is tantamount to agreeing with the energy of their very abusive practices of their own. Do the right thing! I don’t use Uber 2/2 to this issue
  • Jimalee Plank
    signed 2017-02-08 21:05:43 -0500
  • dorothy denko
    signed 2017-02-08 19:51:33 -0500
  • Caryl Esteves
    signed 2017-02-08 18:45:38 -0500
  • Frances Anderson
    signed via 2017-02-08 18:41:00 -0500
  • Mary J Miller
    signed 2017-02-08 18:31:18 -0500
  • David Makofsky
    signed 2017-02-08 17:20:57 -0500
  • Randall Herz
    signed 2017-02-08 16:18:05 -0500
  • Eileen Bill
    signed 2017-02-08 14:56:09 -0500
  • Stacy Thompson
    signed 2017-02-08 14:04:50 -0500
  • sue harrington
    signed 2017-02-08 12:08:21 -0500
  • Diana Bohn Bohn
    signed 2017-02-08 10:04:48 -0500
  • Holly Severson
    signed 2017-02-08 09:16:28 -0500
    Holly Severson
  • Matt Woolery
    signed 2017-02-08 08:32:53 -0500
    Women deserve better. I am sure you can think of some better way to show you believe this to be true.
  • Nicolette Pavlovics
    signed 2017-02-08 08:30:31 -0500
  • Pierre Labossiere
    signed 2017-02-08 07:57:12 -0500
  • Ruby Surls
    signed 2017-02-08 07:48:28 -0500
  • Judy Ilan
    signed 2017-02-08 06:22:58 -0500
  • Leon Van Steen
    signed 2017-02-08 03:37:30 -0500
  • Kathy Skaggs
    signed 2017-02-08 03:16:54 -0500
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