More than any time in history, activism has a new home that does not involve street protests or community centers. The new home: the American corporation.
CEOs are often sprung into action when social or political issues enter the workplace. One of the most visible today is at Microsoft, where a petition signed by more than 30,000 was presented to CEO Satya Nadella asking him to cancel Microsoft's $19.4 million cloud contract with ICE (U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement). The petition comes in response to a controversial "zero tolerance" policy that separated families at the border, which the US government has since been ordered to reverse.
Similar protests within corporations have been more commonplace particularly in the technology sector, where other issues such as gender equality and immigration at-large have been central issues.