Postmates, Airbnb Lead Business Coalition to Challenge Travel Ban Through Legislation

September 23, 2019

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Postmates, AirBnB lead business coalition to challenge Travel Ban through Legislation

Building upon Postmates’ April call for swift passage of Senator Coons (D-CT) & Rep. Chu’s (D-CA) No Ban Act legislation, today, industry submitted the following coalition letter (developed by Postmates, AirBnB, Slack, Lyft, Spotify, Pinterest, Remitly, Okta, Uber, Twitter, Upwork, Thumbtack, Eventbrite, and the Muslim Advocates) to the U.S. House of Representatives Hearing on Tuesday September 24th, 2019 outlining the dangerous impact the Administration’s current Muslim Ban (also referred to as the ‘Travel Ban’) has on American innovation & the nation’s competitiveness.

“As a platform that connects people from all walks of life, to the tastes, scents, and goods that power our communities, The Muslim Ban goes against America’s core values and risks undermining neighborhood prosperity. That is why it is crucial for Congress to step in and right this wrong. And that is why our colleagues in any tech sector that taps into the vibrancy of communities around them to grow their marketplaces, must also stand on the right side of history,” said Vikrum Aiyer, Vice President of Global Public Policy & Strategy Communications. “Thanks to the leadership of Sen. Coons (D-DE) and Rep. Chu (D-CA), this legislation would restore our country’s commitment to our highest ideals and protect a vital source of economic dynamism by dismantling and degrading policies of hate.”

The following industry coalition letter (developed by Postmates, AirBnB, Slack, Lyft, Spotify, Pinterest, Remitly, Okta, Uber, Twitter, Upwork, Thumbtack, Eventbrite, and the Muslim Advocates) was submitted to the U.S. Congress on the heels of House of Representatives Hearing on Tuesday September 24th, 2019 regarding legislation that would take steps to stop the Administration’s current Muslim Ban (also referred to as the ‘Travel Ban’).

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