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George Polisner

In December Donald Trump met with the CEOs of several high tech companies, including Safra Catz, CEO of Oracle. After Catz was quoted before joining the Trump transition team as saying: “I plan to tell the President-elect that we are with him and are here to help in any way we can," a senior executive at Oracle publicly resigned from the company, posting his resignation letter on his LinkedIn page, outlining concerns over Trump’s choice of cabinet, tax and environmental policies as well as the stoking of fear and hatred towards minorities.

On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with George Polisner about why he could not abide by his boss's decision to support the Trump administration and why he decided to go public with his resignation

Here's George's resignation letter in its entirety:

To: 'safra.catz'

Subject: Transition Team


You were recently quoted “I plan to tell the President-elect that we are with him and are here to help in any way we can.” prior to joining the Trump transition team. Based upon Trump’s own words and validated in his Cabinet selections he will seek to dismantle Social Security and Medicare –important retirement security for our aging and disabled population. Trump stokes fear, hatred and violence toward people of color, Muslims and immigrants. It is well-known that hate crimes are surging as he has provided license for this ignorance-based expression of malice. He disrespects Gold Star military families, women and the disabled. He seeks to eviscerate environmental protections, the public education system, LGBTQ rights and women’s rights. His tax and economic policies will greatly increase the national debt while concentrating wealth –exacerbating an alarming growth of wealth inequality in America.

I began with Oracle in 1993 and was proud to work among some of the best software development and operations engineers in the world. I’ve made significant contributions to Oracle along the way in my various roles ranging from consulting, product development, customer advocacy, program management and now in Cloud.

I am not with President-elect Trump and I am not here to help him in any way. In fact –when his policies border on the unconstitutional, the criminal and the morally unjust –I am here to oppose him in every possible and legal way.

Therefore I must resign from this once great company.

George A. Polisner | Governance/Service Delivery

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