On February 6th, 2017, a group of female tech and media leaders from Los Angeles brought our community together to write a letter to President Trump opposing his executive orders suspending entry for citizens of certain countries and limiting the refugee program. We did this to stand in solidarity with the NYC Tech community that has done the same, and the 97 companies (including Airbnb, Facebook, Google, Apple, Netflix, Snapchat and Intel) that submitted an amicus brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco emphasizing the importance of immigrants in the economy.
The message of the letter is that Los Angeles is a sanctuary city for immigrants; the executive orders will undermine that and send a dangerous message to all immigrants that they are not welcome here.
We shared the letter with our networks, and support began flooding in from a broad spectrum of leaders in the Los Angeles technology sector.
The letter was compiled and sent on February 8th, 2017 with 292 leaders' signatures.
You can read and sign the letter sent here. (We will monitor the electronic version periodically and update the signature list.)
GATHER LA IS A GROUP OF WOMEN FROM LOS ANGELES' TECH AND MEDIA SECTORS
Gather LA is community of female entrepreneurs and leaders in technology and media in the Los Angeles area. We share ideas and support each other through a list serve. We believe that women are stronger when we stand together and support each other.