145 CEOs Beg for Gun Control - Granite Grok

145 CEOs Beg for Gun Control

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Chief Executives from 145 different companies signed a letter urging the Senate to act on “common sense” gun control.  Here’s a handy list of those companies, to do with as you please.

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**Forgive the formatting – copy pasted from PDF (attached at bottom)**

Brian Chesky, Co-Founder, Head of Community and CEO, Airbnb

Keith Mestrich, President and CEO, Amalgamated Bank

John Connaughton and Jonathan Lavine, Co-Managing Partners, and Josh Bekenstein and Steve Pagliuca, Co-Chairmen, Bain Capital

Ethan Brown, Co-Founder and CEO, Beyond Meat

Peter T. Grauer, Chairman, Bloomberg LP

Ric Clark, Chairman, Brookfield Property Group

Fritz Lanman, CEO, ClassPass

Roger Lynch, CEO, Conde Nast

Ken Lin, Founder and CEO, Credit Karma

Edward Stack , CEO, DICK’S SportingGoods

Tony Xu, Co -Founder and CEO, DoorDash

Doug Baker, Chairman and CEO, Ecolab

Richard Edelman, President and CEO, Edelman

Julia Hartz, Co-Founder and CEO, Eventbrite

Art Peck, CEO, Gap Inc.

Eddy Lu, CEO GoatGroup

Ben Lerer, Co -Founder and CEO, Group NineMedia

Yannick Bolloré, CEO, Havas Group

Bill Koenigsberg, President, CEO and Founder, HorizonMedia

Patrick O . Brown,MD, PhD, Founder and CEO , Impossible Foods

Michael Roth, Chairman and CEO , Interpublic

Rob Frohwein, Co-Founder and CEO , and Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder and President, Kabbage Inc. and Drum Technologies

Chip Bergh, President and CEO , LeviStrauss & Co.

Logan Green, Co-Founder and CEO, and John Zimmer, Co -Founder and President, Lyft

Dev Ittycheria, President and CEO , MongoDB, Inc.

HowardMarks, Co-Chairman, Oaktree CapitalManagement

Todd McKinnon, Co -Founder and CEO, Okta

John Wren , Chairman and CEO , Omnicom Group

Ben Silbermann, Co- Founder and CEO, Pinterest

Bastian Lehmann, Co-Founder & CEO , Postmates

Hamid R . Moghadam , Chairman and CEO , Prologis

Arthur Sadoun, Chairman and CEO , Publicis Groupe

Steve Huffman, CEO, Reddit Richard Fain , CEO , RoyalCaribbean Cruises Ltd.

ScottRechler, Chairman and CEO , RXR Realty

Jon Oringer, Founder and CEO , Shutterstock , .

Jack Dorsey, CEO, Square and Twitter

Anthony Casalena, Founder and CEO, Squarespace

Zander Lurie, CEO, SurveyMonkey

AriannaHuffington, Founder and CEO , Thrive Global Blake

Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, and Jim Alling, CEO , TOMS

Jeff Lawson, Co-Founderand CEO Twilio

DaraKhosrowshahi, CEO , Uber

Mark Read CEO, WPP

JeremyStoppelman, Co-Founder and CEO, Yelp

Organizations with fewer than 500 employees:

Kevin P . Ryan , Founder and CEO , AlleyCorp

Travis Truett, Co-Founder and CEO , Ambition

John W . Rogers, Jr., Founder , Chairman and Co -CEO , and Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO & President, Ariel Investments , LLC

Mike Steib , CEO , Artsy

Sean Knapp, Co-Founder and CEO , Ascend

Andrei Cherny , Co -Founder and CEO , Aspiration

Abdur Chowdhury , CEO , Aura

Fahim M . Aziz , Founder and CEO , Backpack

Abrams, Chairman and Co-CEO, and Katie McGrath , Co-CEO Bad Robot

Ari Paparo , CEO , BeeswaxIO Corporation

Ryan Block , Co -Founder, Begin

John Borthwick , Founder and CEO , Betaworks

Raphael Crawford -Marks, Co -Founder and CEO , Bonusly

Darren Lachtman , Co-Founder , Brat Trevor McFedries , CEO , Brud Sameer Shariff, Co -Founder , Cambly

Analisa Goodin , Founder and CEO, Catch & Release , Inc.

Andrew Feldman , Founder and CEO , Cerebras Systems

George Favvas, CEO , Circle Medical

Alex MacCaw , CEO , Clearbit

Tyler Bosmeny , CEO , Clever

MattMartin , Co-Founder and CEO , Clockwise

Othman Laraki, Co -Founder and CEO Color Genomics

Jager McConnell, CEO , Crunchbase , Inc.

Apu Gupta , Co-Founder and CEO , Curalate , Inc .

David Oates , Co-Founder and CEO, Curtsy

Brian Ree , Founder and CEO , DAILYLOOK

Saurabh Ladha, CEO , Doxel, Inc.

Andy Coravos , Co -Founder and CEO , Elektra Labs

Laurene Powell Jobs, President, Emerson Collective

Pradeep Elankumaran , Co-Founder & CEO Farmstead

Desiree Gruber , CEO , Full Picture

Jared Hecht, Founder and CEO , Fundera

JudeGomila , Founder and CEO , Golden

Rick Nucci, Co-Founder and CEO , Guru

Kara Goldin , Founder and CEO , Hint, Inc.

Jeff Sellinger, Co -Founder and CEO , HipDot

Prerna Gupta , CEO , Hooked

Cyrus Massoumi,Managing Partner, humbition

Kristin Savilia , CEO , JOOR

Pierre Valade , CEO , Jumbo Privacy

William Martino, Founder and CEO , Kadena

Jake Perlman -Garr, CEO , Kanga

Warren Shaeffer, Co-Founder and CEO , Knowable

Jack Altman , CEO Lattice

Aaron N . Block , Co-Founder and Managing Director,MetaProp .

Afton Vechery , Co-Founder and CEO ,Modern Fertility

Dan Parham , Founder and CEO , and Tee Parham , Founder and CTO Neighborland

Shafqat Islam , CEO , NewsCred

Sarah Friar, CEO , Nextdoor

Athan Stephanopoulos , President, NowThis

Varsha Rao, CEO , Nurx

William E . Oberndorf, Chairman , Oberndorf Enterprises

Steven Rosenblatt , Co-Founder andGeneral Partner, Oceans

Nick Huzar, Co-Founder and CEO , OfferUp

James Segil , Co -Founder and President, Openpath

Jordan Husney , CEO , Parabol

Doug Aley, CEO , Paravision

John Milinovich , CEO , Plato Design

Rajat Suri, CEO , Presto

Christopher Gavigan , Founder and CEO , Prima

Adam Regelmann , Founder and COO , Quartzy

Nate Maslak , Co-Founder and CEO , andNate Fox, Co-Founder and CTO , Ribbon Health

Zachariah Reitano, Co-Founder and CEO , Ro

Gary Beasley , Co-Founder and CEO , Roofstock

Stephen Ehikian , Co -Founder and CEO , Ruist

Brian Schechter, CEO , SelfMade

Olga Vidisheva , Founder and CEO , Shoptiques Inc.

Dan Doctoroff , CEO , Sidewalk Labs

Jason Tan, CEO , Sift

Matt Cooper , CEO , Skillshare

Grant Jordan , CEO , SkySafe

Josh Guttman , Co- Founder and CEO and Florent Peyre, Co-Founder and President , Small Door

Michael Carvin , Co Founder and CEO SmartAsset

Aaron King, Founder and CEO , Snapdocs , Inc.

Neil Capel, CEO , Solve. io

Ben Hindman , Co-Founder and CEO , Splash

Evan Beard , Founder and CEO Standard Bots

Stanlee R . Gatti, Founder, Stanlee R . Gatti Designs

Bradford Oberwager, CEO , Sundia Corporation

Ross Feinstein , CEO , Sunlight Health

Paul Budnitz , CEO , Superplastic

Ron Conway , Founder , SV Angel

HeidiZak, Co-Founder and Co-CEO , and David Spector, Co-Founder and Co- CEO ThirdLove

Yashar Nejati, CEO , thisopenspace inc .

Joshua Kushner , Founder and Managing Partner, Thrive Capital

Chris Wang, CEO , ThunderCore Inc.

Corbett Kull, CEO , Tillable

Meghan Jewitt, CEO , Uniform Teeth

Nicholas Goldner , Co- Founder and CEO , and Christopher Bulow , Co-Founder and COO Viosera Therapeutics

Ken Chong, CEO Virtual Kitchen Co

Irv Remedios, CEO , Voxer

Oliver Cameron , Co-Founder and CEO Voyage

Chase Adam , Co-Founder and CEO , and Grace Garey , Co-Founder and COO , Watsi

Liz Wessel , Co-Founder and CEO , WayUp

NeilWaller, CEO , Whalar

Bismarck Lepe, CEO , Wizeline

Dennis R . Mortensen , Founder and CEO , x .ai, inc.

Geoff Ralston, President, Y Combinator

Shan -Lyn Ma, Co -Founder and CEO Zola

 

 

Letter text:

September 12, 2019
Dear Members of the Senate :
Our hearts are with the victims, their families and loved ones and all those affected by the tragic
shootings ElPaso and West Texas , and Dayton, Ohio . These families became members of a
club that no one wants to join : the millions of Americans whose lives have been forever altered
by gun violence.
Every day , 100 Americans are shot and killed and hundreds more are wounded . These are more
than mass shootings; in recent weeks, gun violence has devastated Chicago, Canoga Park,
Newport News, Gilroy and Brooklyn, among others. This is a public health crisis that demands
urgent action
As leaders of some of Americas most respected companies and those with significant business
interests in theUnited States, we are writing to you because we have a responsibility and
obligation to stand up for the safety of our employees , customers and all Americans in the
communities we serve across the country . Doing nothing America ‘ s gun violence crisis is
simply unacceptable and it is time to stand with the American public on gun safety .
Gun violence in America is not inevitable ;it’s preventable . There are steps Congress can, and
must, take to prevent and reduce gun violence .We need our lawmakers to support common
sense gun laws that could prevent tragedies like these .
That s why we urge the Senate to stand with theAmerican public and take action on gun
safety by passing a bill to require background checks on all gun sales and a strong Red
Flag law that would allow courts to issue life-saving extreme risk protection orders.
Background checks and Extreme Risk laws(also referred to as “Red Flag laws” ) are proven to
save lives. Since Congress established the background check system 25 years ago ,background
checks have blocked more than 3. 5 million gun sales to prohibited purchasers, including to
convicted felons, domestic abusers, and people who have been involuntarily committed .
However, in the decades since, the law requiring background checks on gun sales has not been
updated to reflect how people buy guns today. The Senate must follow the House s lead by
passing bipartisan legislation that would update the background checks law , helping to keep guns
out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them , in an effort to save lives. Background
checks on all gun sales are a common -sense solution with overwhelming public support and are a
critical step toward stemming the gun violence epidemic in this country .
Perpetrators of mass shootings , school shootings, and hate crimes often display warning signs
before committing violent acts. Additionally, people who end their life with a gun also often
show signs that they are in crisis before they act. Interventions in states with Extreme Risk laws
have already prevented potential tragedies . Expanding Extreme Risk laws to enable families and
law enforcement nationwide to intervene when someone is at serious risk of hurting themselves
or others is critical to preventing future tragedies.
These proposals are common-sense , bipartisan and widely supported by the American public . It
is time for the Senate to take action.