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Tech Giants for California Secession

Gaby T

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From upcoming startups to the biggest tech companies in the world, they all had the same message to our President: They wanted out. Shervin Pishevar, a big investor in Uber and one of the co-founders of Hyperloop, sent a series of tweets explaining his plans to fund “a legitimate campaign for California to become its own nation.”

Though many thought at first it was a joke, several other tech founders responded and supported the plan. Though his series of tweets and responses from other people in the Silicon Valley tech community were in abundance a year ago when Trump first came into office, it was unclear how Pishevar and other founders could help California secede, or if it was even possible.

A year into his presidency, the threats of secession have slowed, yet Silicon Valley and other tech giants including Google still continue to speak out against Trump’s ongoing and unchanging fiscal policies, and his view on immigration. Even Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos warned that, “Trump would be a disaster for innovation.”

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