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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  • Nicole Fountain
    signed 2017-02-08 02:26:49 -0500
    What the hell is wrong with Uber’s CEO? Clearly, he’s a racist piece of sh** who doesn’t give a rat’s about anything but the almighty greenback!


    Now, it appears he’s also a misogynist. Were he and Trump separated at birth, by chance?
  • L. D. Pratt
    signed 2017-02-08 01:21:50 -0500
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  • sarah stevens
    signed 2017-02-08 01:06:04 -0500
  • Karen Ingenthron
    signed 2017-02-08 00:38:17 -0500
    Stand tall for women, UBER!
  • Keisha Evans
    signed 2017-02-08 00:07:33 -0500
  • Steve Eklund
    signed 2017-02-08 00:02:47 -0500
    Steve Eklund
  • Vivian Taube
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-08 00:00:50 -0500
    SIGN: Who profits from oppressing women? @Uber profits from oppressing #Saudi women! #UberHurtsSaudiWomen via @codepink
  • Vivian Taube
    signed 2017-02-08 00:00:41 -0500
  • Ray Ammari
    signed 2017-02-07 23:51:57 -0500
  • Joanie Ciardelli
    signed 2017-02-07 23:08:15 -0500
    Joanie Ciardelli
  • Samuel Durkin
    signed 2017-02-07 22:59:32 -0500
  • Meghan Hajiaghai
    signed 2017-02-07 22:44:33 -0500
  • Melinda McGee
    signed 2017-02-07 21:42:20 -0500
  • judith sandoval
    signed 2017-02-07 21:31:11 -0500
  • Eileen Massey
    signed 2017-02-07 21:11:55 -0500
  • Iris Mac
    signed 2017-02-07 20:28:55 -0500
  • Georgia Kahn
    signed 2017-02-07 20:23:00 -0500
  • Jon Anderholm
    signed 2017-02-07 20:12:39 -0500
    …. driving and … how about human rights…!!
  • Gwen Winter
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-07 19:47:11 -0500
    SIGN: Who profits from oppressing women? @Uber profits from oppressing #Saudi women! #UberHurtsSaudiWomen via @codepink
  • Paul Burks
    signed 2017-02-07 19:42:05 -0500
  • Arlene Sen
    signed 2017-02-07 19:35:30 -0500
    Support rights, support women’s right to drive in Saudi Arabia, don’t just support your own greed
  • Joy Massa
    signed 2017-02-07 19:29:10 -0500
  • Jim
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-07 19:22:32 -0500
    SIGN: Who profits from oppressing women? @Uber profits from oppressing #Saudi women! #UberHurtsSaudiWomen via @codepink
  • Friend Gerrard
    signed 2017-02-07 19:21:13 -0500
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    signed 2017-02-07 19:20:02 -0500
  • Cheryl Cessna
    signed 2017-02-07 19:04:11 -0500
  • Randall Hughes
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-07 18:41:51 -0500
    SIGN: Who profits from oppressing women? @Uber profits from oppressing #Saudi women! #UberHurtsSaudiWomen via @codepink
  • Randall Hughes
    signed 2017-02-07 18:41:29 -0500
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    signed 2017-02-07 18:05:46 -0500
  • Kate
    signed 2017-02-07 17:39:36 -0500
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