Oracle employees are protesting Larry Ellison's planned fundraiser for Trump: 'His alliance with this ignoble and destructive figure damages our company culture'

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Larry Ellison, Oracle executive chairman of the board and chief technology officer, delivers a keynote address during the 2014 Oracle Open World conference on Sept. 28, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

  • Oracle employees are protesting founder Larry Ellison's plan to host a fundraising dinner for President Trump at his southern California home next week.
  • A petition being circulated by some employees are calling on the Oracle leadership to take a stand against what they called Larry Ellison's "damaging association with the Trump campaign."
  • "His alliance with this ignoble and destructive figure damages our company culture as well as our relationships with partners and customers," the petition said.
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Larry Ellison's planned fundraising dinner for President Trump has triggered a mini-rebellion at Oracle where some employees are blasting the tech titan's "alliance with this ignoble and destructive figure."

A group of employees is circulating a petition calling on the Oracle leadership to take a stand on what they call Ellison's "damaging association with the Trump campaign." The petition is also calling for Ellison to cancel the event.

"His alliance with this ignoble and destructive figure damages our company culture as well as our relationships with partners and customers," the petition, which was first reported by Gizmodo, said.

"Ellison's financial support of Donald Trump endangers the well-being of women, immigrants, communities of color, the environment, LGBTQ and trans communities, disabled people, and workers everywhere," the petition continued.

Oracle could not immediately be reached for comment.

Ellison is reportedly planning the fundraising event for Trump at his estate in Rancho Mirage, California. The company's CEO Safra Catz is also a known Trump supporter and was part of his transition team after the 2016 elections.

That prompted one Oracle employee George Polisner to resign, saying, "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.

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