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Tell Salesforce to cancel their contract with Customs and Border Patrol!

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    Tell Salesforce to cancel their contract with Customs and Border Patrol!

    Petition to Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff:

    It is time to cancel your contract with Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Salesforce has a moral responsibility to ensure that their products are not used to violate human rights.

    Your products and services contribute to federal law enforcement operations by supporting bureaucratic workloads. The violence we are witnessing against brown and Black people by ICE and CBP would not be possible on such a mass scale without your corporation’s support. You have an opportunity to stand with impacted communities who are demanding justice and tech employees who are protesting their company’s decisions-- not only to urge the administration to change their policy, but also, to refuse to be complicit in traumatizing families.

    You must cancel your corporations contract with CBP immediately.

    Just like ICE, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) are tasked with carrying out Trump’s horrific “zero tolerance” policy at the border. They help detain asylum seekers indefinitely, and they couldn’t do it without Salesforce.

    Salesforce employees were shocked to discover their role in caging families at the border. When they joined together to ask CEO Marc Benioff to re-evaluate Salesforce’s contract with CBP, he refused.1

    Now it’s our turn. As concerned consumers, and potentially even clients of Salesforce, we can use our voice to call out Salesforce and demand they cancel their contract. Tell Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff to cancel the contract with Customs and Border Patrol.

    Back in March, Salesforce was over the moon to land a contract with CBP to “manage border activities and digital engagement with citizens.”2 Once family separations at the border became public knowledge, Salesforce was quick to eat their words.

    Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has claimed to be outraged by Trump’s family separation and indefinite detention, but so far he won’t walk to the walk and cancel the contract.

    The pressure is mounting3 for tech companies who allow – and profit from – their services being weaponized to carry through Trump’s hateful border policies. Working with Color of Change, Presente and dozens of progressive organizations, Demand Progress has already called on Microsoft to cancel their ICE.

    Tell Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff to stand on the moral side of history and cancel the contract with Customs and Border Patrol.


    1. Gizmodo, “Salesforce CEO Says It Won't Sever Ties With Customs and Border Protection,” June 28, 2018.
    2. Footwear News, “U.S. Homeland Security Agency Taps Salesforce to Better Manage Border Activities,” March 9, 2018.
    3. Business Insider, “Activists marched outside of the Salesforce headquarters in San Francisco to protest the company's contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection,” July 9, 2018.