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It seems that apart from a few notable exceptions, such as Peter Thiel, the tech industry isn’t a big fan of Donald Trump. There have already been two instances of CEOs coming together to rally against a Trump presidency, and now Facebook and Asana co-founder Dustin Moskovitz has pledged $20 million to stop the Republican Party nominee from winning the November election.
In a Medium post titled “Compelled to Act,” Moskovitz announced his commitment to donate the money to several Democratic organizations supporting Hillary Clinton, including the Hillary Victory Fund.
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Victory Fund and For Our Future PAC both receive the largest share of the donation - $5 million each. The remaining $10 million will be split between the DSCC, the DCCC, MoveOn.org Political Action, Color Of Change PAC, as well as “several nonpartisan voter registration and GOTV efforts.”
Moskovitz said Trump is “running on a zero-sum vision” in the Medium post. Adding that “If Donald Trump wins, the country will fall backward, and become more isolated from the global community.”
While both Moskovitz and his wife, Cari Tuna, have voted for the Democrats in previous elections, this is the first time they have endorsed or donated to a candidate.
"We hope these efforts make it a little more likely that Secretary Clinton is able to pursue the agenda she’s outlined, and serve as a signal to the Republican Party that by running this kind of campaign — one built on fear and hostility — and supporting this kind of candidate, they compel people to act in response. We are not the only ones being activated so strongly during this election," Moskovitz added.
Back in March, several top tech bosses, billionaires, and senior members of Trump’s own Republican party came together to discuss stopping the real estate mogul. This was followed in July by 150 of the technology industry's biggest names signing an open letter opposing his candidacy for president.