Oracle senior staffer resigns after CEO joins Trump transition team

So very proud of Central Oregon Coast NOW member GEORGE POLISNER!!!!

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A senior staff member of Oracle Corp., George A. Polisner, has resigned after the enterprise tech titan’s co-CEO, Safra Catz, joined the Trump transition team and stated her enthusiasm for the president-elect.

As we reported last week, Trump recently convened a meeting of tech leaders and his children at Trump Tower in New York.

Prior to the meeting Catz issued a public statement that said:

“I plan to tell the president-elect that we are with him and will help in any way we can. If he can reform the tax code, reduce regulation and negotiate better trade deals, the U.S. technology industry will be stronger and more competitive than ever.”

After the meeting, Catz accepted an invitation to join Trump’s transition team. 

A veteran of enterprise tech, and a progressive political strategist, Polisner previously held a wide variety of positions at Oracle. During different turns there since 1993, he had worked at Oracle in product development, customer advocacy, program management and most recently managed cloud services.

He made his resignation known yesterday to the company and the public by publishing his letter on LinkedIn [See George’s letter below]. There he criticized Trump for: planning to dismantle social security and medicare; disrespecting Gold Star military families; and  “stok[ing] fear, hatred and violence toward people of color, Muslims and immigrants,” among other things.

I am not with President-elect Trump and I am not here to help him in any way. In fact –when his policies border on the unconstitutional, the criminal and the morally unjust –I am here to oppose him in every possible and legal way.

Therefore I must resign from this once great company.”

Polisner has also created a petition on NotWhoWeAre.us for other Oracle employees who many want to publicly protest Trump and Catz’s involvement in his transition team.

See also:  http://fortune.com/2016/12/20/oracle-director-quits-trump-transition/   and   http://www.businessinsider.com/employees-at-ibm-oracle-angry-over-trump-2016-12

GEORGE’S letter:

To: ‘safra.catz

Subject: Transition Team

Safra,

You were recently quoted “I plan to tell the President-elect that we are with him and are here to help in any way we can.” prior to joining the Trump transition team.

Based upon Trump’s own words and validated in his Cabinet selections he will seek to dismantle Social Security and Medicare –important retirement security for our aging and disabled population.

Trump stokes fear, hatred and violence toward people of color, Muslims and immigrants. It is well-known that hate crimes are surging as he has provided license for this ignorance-based expression of malice.

He disrespects Gold Star military families, women and the disabled.

He seeks to eviscerate environmental protections, the public education system, LGBTQ rights and women’s rights.

His tax and economic policies will greatly increase the national debt while concentrating wealth –exacerbating an alarming growth of wealth inequality in America.

I began with Oracle in 1993 and was proud to work among some of the best software development and operations engineers in the world. I’ve made significant contributions to Oracle along the way in my various roles ranging from consulting, product development, customer advocacy, program management and now in Cloud.

I am not with President-elect Trump and I am not here to help him in any way. In fact –when his policies border on the unconstitutional, the criminal and the morally unjust –I am here to oppose him in every possible and legal way.

Therefore I must resign from this once great company.

George A. Polisner | Governance/Service Delivery

 

 

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