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CEO on Trump’s Business Council; contractor for immigration enforcement agency; refused to publicly condemn Muslim and refugee ban

Ties To The Administration

Despite thousands of IBM employees’ outrage, CEO Ginni Rometty maintains close ties to the Trump administration. While IBM the company does not formally espouse any political views, its CEO serves on Trump’s Business Council, which closely advises the administration.

In response to Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban, over 100 technology companies signed a legal brief voicing support for the federal lawsuit against the Executive Order. IBM did not sign the brief.

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Profiting From Trump's Agenda?

IBM has received $1.7 billion in contracts from Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) since 2008 to support the agencies responsible for harsh enforcement activities. Will they now bid on Trump’s enforcement ramp-up? ● Rometty is an Executive Committee member of the Business Roundtable, an association of nearly 200 Fortune 500 CEOs, which is calling on the Trump administration to either repeal or give “compliance flexibility” on rules designed to keep workers safe, protect the environment, and promote transparency in business practice.

Our Demands

  1. Withdraw from Trump’s Business Council;

  2. Issue a clear statement denouncing Trump’s anti-immigrant, -refugee, and -Muslim agenda, and act to stop Trump’s wall and immigration dragnet; and

  3. Publicly commit to cease all work that contributes to that agenda, including not renewing or bidding on any ICE or CBP contracts.

Board of Directors

Virginia “Ginni” M. Rometty

Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM

Kenneth I. Chenault

Chairman and CEO, American Express Company

Michael L. Eskew

Chairman and CEO, United Parcel Service, Inc. (retired)

David N. Farr

Chairman and CEO, Emerson Electric Co.

Mark Fields

President and CEO, Ford Motor Company

Alex Gorsky

Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson

Shirley Ann Jackson

President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Andrew N. Liveris

Chairman and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company

W. James McNerney Jr.

Chairman and CEO, The Boeing Company (retired)

Hutham S. Olayan

President and CEO, Olayan America, and Principal, Director and Senior Executive, The Olayan Group

James W. Owens

Chairman and COE, Caterpillar Inc. (retired)

Sidney Taurel

Chairman, Pearson PLC

Peter R. Voser

Chairman, ABB Ltd.

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