The vast majority of people in the tech community agree: replacing Governor Newsom with a Trump Republican, which is what this recall effort is really all about, would reverse our progress against COVID and would be bad for California. — Angel investor Ron Conway
The vast majority of people in the tech community agree: replacing Governor Newsom with a Trump Republican, which is what this recall effort is really all about, would reverse our progress against COVID and would be bad for California. — Angel investor Ron Conway
Silicon Valley heavyweights like Eric Schmidt, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Reid Hoffman show support for California Gov. Newsom as he faces a 'politically motivated' recall election
  • Dozens of tech leaders signed a letter opposing a Republican-led effort to recall California's governor.
  • Signees include Laurene Powell, angel investor Ron Conway, and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman.
  • The recall supporters want Newsom out over his pandemic-driven business closures and lockdowns.
Signees of the letter include Laurene Powell Jobs — founder of Emerson Collective and the widow of Apple visionary Steve Jobs — ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt, ex-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Zynga founder Mark Pincus, and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman. Angel investor Ron Conway led the effort to enlist the signed support of leaders in the tech sphere, per Politico.

Conway told Politico that the recall effort is "the last thing our state needs right now."

"The vast majority of people in the tech community agree: replacing Governor Newsom with a Trump Republican, which is what this recall effort is really all about, would reverse our progress against COVID and would be bad for California," Conway told Politico.

The letter, which was posted to Twitter by journalist Teddy Schleifer, addresses California residents and notes that the state has made strides in combatting the spread of COVID-19 as well as in distributing vaccines. The letter also asks residents to publicly oppose the "well-funded, politically motivated recall effort against Governor Gavin Newsom" that threatens to impede upon that success.
Read the full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/letter-opposing-newsom-recall-tech-ron-conway-silicon-valley-2021-3