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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  • Jessie Kainz
    signed 2017-02-07 11:22:31 -0500
  • Kathleen Mikulin
    signed 2017-02-07 11:21:32 -0500
  • Mrs. Kathy McIntire
    signed 2017-02-07 11:20:14 -0500
  • Tanya Alva
    signed 2017-02-07 11:18:06 -0500
  • Rebecca Brackman
    signed 2017-02-07 11:17:12 -0500
  • John Kyrk
    signed 2017-02-07 11:16:55 -0500
  • Maureen Blanc
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-07 11:13:01 -0500
    SIGN: Who profits from oppressing women? @Uber profits from oppressing #Saudi women! #UberHurtsSaudiWomen via @codepink
  • Jonathan Love
    signed 2017-02-07 11:10:41 -0500
    I was on the verge of deleting Uber but changed my mind with Kalanack responded to the campaign and did the right thing. I am prepared to really delete it this time and go with Lyft or local carriers unless he responds to this campaign too!
  • Maureen Blanc
    signed 2017-02-07 11:10:38 -0500
  • Bj Wilkinson
    signed 2017-02-07 11:07:47 -0500
    Women are cautious drivers. Drive down the accident rate by allowing women to drive.
  • Dave Knox
    signed 2017-02-07 11:06:59 -0500
  • Elaine Larson
    signed 2017-02-07 11:06:25 -0500
    We won’t use Uber until 50% of Uber’s drivers in Saudi Arabia are women.
  • Ariel Edwards
    signed 2017-02-07 11:06:17 -0500
  • Rush Rehm
    signed 2017-02-07 11:05:59 -0500
  • Jane Klein
    signed 2017-02-07 11:05:55 -0500
  • Damian Lopez
    signed 2017-02-07 11:04:26 -0500
    Saudi women are intelligent human beings and deserve equal respect and equal rights.
  • Jim Phillips
    signed 2017-02-07 11:02:58 -0500
    Allow women to drive!
  • Marjory Kaptanoglu
    signed 2017-02-07 10:59:29 -0500
  • Karen Sweetland
    signed 2017-02-07 10:57:54 -0500
  • Oser Oser
    signed 2017-02-07 10:57:18 -0500
  • Vincenta Licata
    signed 2017-02-07 03:28:00 -0500
  • Michael Wong
    signed 2017-02-06 23:08:40 -0500
  • Michael Bass
    signed 2017-02-06 18:02:59 -0500
  • Toby Blomé
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-06 17:32:48 -0500
    SIGN: Who profits from oppressing women? @Uber profits from oppressing #Saudi women! #UberHurtsSaudiWomen via @codepink
  • Toby Blomé
    signed 2017-02-06 17:32:22 -0500
    SHAME UBER! We the people demand that you stop profiting on the oppression of Saudi women. We are waiting to hear from you.
  • Cynthia Papermaster
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-06 17:13:56 -0500
    SIGN: Who profits from oppressing women? @Uber profits from oppressing #Saudi women! #UberHurtsSaudiWomen via @codepink
  • Cynthia Papermaster
    signed 2017-02-06 17:13:34 -0500
  • Charles Minster
    signed 2017-02-05 20:45:16 -0500
    A more chauvinistic and reactionary government than Saudi Arabia can not be found but than the U.S. is more than happy to defend and support it. Does that say something about the U.S. Government? Profits before the needs of humanity are the main aims of both governments and their open

    hand-maidens.
  • meave o'connor
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-05 01:29:10 -0500
    SIGN: Who profits from oppressing women? @Uber profits from oppressing #Saudi women! #UberHurtsSaudiWomen via @codepink
  • meave o'connor
    signed 2017-02-05 01:28:32 -0500
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