On Wed, Dec. 14th, SumOfUs's activist Androids marched from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to deliver nearly 190,000 of your signatures to Google's Washington, D.C. headquarters. Contained within the Gmail envelope were a letter stating your top three votes as to why Google should quit the Chamber, three hundred pages of personal statements by petitioners and a CD with a list of all the petition signers (first name, last initial).
Our favorite pictures:
And here's a video of the Android Activists' antics here:
At the time of this delivery, the top 3 reasons Google users had voted on for Google to leave the Chamber were:
- The US Chamber of Congress argued against a national holiday to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. because it might eat into corporate revenues.
- The US Chamber wants to build a Great American Firewall, which would allow big corporations to blacklist websites without a hearing.
- The US Chamber of Commerce lobbies for tax cuts for millionaires.
But the fight isn't over yet! For as long as Google remains in the Chamber, we will be collecting your signatures and votes as to why they need to leave -- and we'll deliver them every opportunity we get.