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To: Jeff Bezos, Founder, Chairman, CEO, & President of Amazon.com
Tell Jeff Bezos & Amazon: Cut Your Ties to ICE!
We demand you cut all ties to ICE, including ties to Palantir and any other partners that may be working directly with ICE and its detention machine.
Why is this important?
Jeff Bezos claims doesn't want you to know: Every day, ICE uses technological weapons hosted on Amazon's cloud to terrorize immigrant communities.
We are writing to Jeff Bezos in support of the 52,000 immigrants currently being held in detention camps and the millions of immigrants deported from the U.S. over the last 10 years.
—Immigrant families are being torn apart across the U.S. and thrown into detention camps and prisons. The human rights abuses in detention camps have escalated to unprecedented heights—officers forcing immigrants to drink out of toilets, denying immigrants toothbrushes or soap, sexually assaulting immigrants—all undergirded by the constant fear of being detained indefinitely and anxiety over being sent back to their countries or origin, where many face threats of violence and death.
—And we know ICE is responsible for many deaths—like the death of 20 month old Mariee Juárez, who died just weeks after being released from an ICE detention camp last year.
—Palantir runs on AWS. We know that ICE relies on Palantir to power its detention and deportation machine—using it to hunt down, track, detain, and deport immigrants across the country. In response to your company's ties with ICE, your Executive Brian Huseman noted at a NYC Council hearing that "the government should have the best available technology."
Is Amazon proud to be providing the best available technology to Palantir so they can help ICE to detain and deport immigrants, families, and children?
Is Amazon proud of enabling human rights abuses and Trump's white supremacist agenda?
Don't be like IBM—a company that will forever be remembered for providing its technology to Hitler and the Third Reich & enabling them to hunt down, track, detain, and ultimately commit genocide against the Jewish people.
It's time to stand on the right side of history, Jeff. We demand you cut all ties to ICE, including ties to Palantir and any other partners that may be working directly with ICE and its detention machine.
Please do it for the immigrants who have passed away in ICE and CBP custody:
Jakelin Caal Maquin, 7
Roxsana Hernandez, 33
Felipe Alonso-Gómez, 8
Claudia Gómez González, 20
Carlos Hernandez Vásquez, 16
Wilmer Josué Vásquez, 2
Darlyn Cristabel Cordova-Valle, 10
Johana Medina Leon, 25
Yimi Alexis Balderramos-Torres, 30
And all those who have had their lives torn apart by detention and deportation.
Signed, the Prime Day Coalition:
United for Respect
NY Communities for Change
Make the Road NY
How it will be delivered
Each of these messages will be e-mailed directly to Jeff Bezos. According to his media statements and recent reports from Amazon.com consumers, Jeff Bezos does read customer complaints sent to his e-mail address.