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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  • Judith Manton
    signed 2017-02-07 17:28:34 -0500
  • bo svensson
    signed 2017-02-07 17:19:57 -0500
    Bring Saudi Arabia into the 21st. century.
  • Leanne Friedman
    signed 2017-02-07 17:15:21 -0500
  • Elizabeth Hedrick
    signed 2017-02-07 16:54:27 -0500
  • Gary Fitzgerald
    signed 2017-02-07 16:41:17 -0500
  • Lm Erricson
    signed 2017-02-07 16:35:59 -0500
  • Taylor Anderson-Stevenson
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-07 16:34:08 -0500
    SIGN: Who profits from oppressing women? @Uber profits from oppressing #Saudi women! #UberHurtsSaudiWomen via @codepink
  • Taylor Anderson-Stevenson
    signed 2017-02-07 16:33:47 -0500
  • Linda Ostrofsky
    signed 2017-02-07 16:19:09 -0500
  • Christine Solosky
    signed 2017-02-07 16:06:57 -0500
  • Vicky Julian
    signed 2017-02-07 15:42:37 -0500
  • Marilyn Gaynes
    signed 2017-02-07 15:32:12 -0500
  • Izumi Van Cleave
    signed 2017-02-07 15:24:35 -0500
  • Maxine Dashu
    signed 2017-02-07 15:22:29 -0500
    It is not right to profit from a captive female population, who are forced to use male drivers (ironically putting them at greater risk). You have the power to push change here.
  • Herbert G Cattanach
    signed 2017-02-07 15:17:51 -0500
    FOR SHAME! Don’t profit from a captive market where women can only ride! Tell the Saudis to let women drive!
  • Mary K Orrange
    signed 2017-02-07 15:13:51 -0500
  • Floyd O'Brien
    signed 2017-02-07 15:09:19 -0500
  • Linda Lustig
    signed 2017-02-07 15:08:15 -0500
  • Bill Appledorf
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-07 14:59:56 -0500
    SIGN: Who profits from oppressing women? @Uber profits from oppressing #Saudi women! #UberHurtsSaudiWomen via @codepink
  • Bill Appledorf
    signed 2017-02-07 14:59:43 -0500
  • A Starr
    signed 2017-02-07 14:39:20 -0500
  • frances vanloan
    signed 2017-02-07 14:38:09 -0500
    Frances vanloan
  • Nancy Pauken
    signed 2017-02-07 14:35:51 -0500
  • Ziba Azimzadeh
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-07 14:34:37 -0500
    SIGN: Who profits from oppressing women? @Uber profits from oppressing #Saudi women! #UberHurtsSaudiWomen via @codepink
  • Ziba Azimzadeh
    signed 2017-02-07 14:34:28 -0500
  • Pat Blackwell-Marchant
    signed 2017-02-07 14:33:02 -0500
  • Arlene Baker
    signed 2017-02-07 14:27:21 -0500
  • PHoebe Sorgen Sorgen
    signed 2017-02-07 14:25:24 -0500
  • Phil Fischer
    signed 2017-02-07 14:23:00 -0500
  • Roselle Gozali
    signed 2017-02-07 14:21:40 -0500
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