Comcast employees self-organized a march to City Hall to protest
Donald Trump’s recent immigration executive order. The rally came
together through an internal Slack channel that a high-level
source at Comcast told Billy Penn grew from about 100 people to
1,200 people this week. Comcast is one of the largest employers in
the Philadelphia region and stands as the most influential
corporation in the city.
In Philadelphia, where Comcast is headquartered, the one-hour
rally began at 2 p.m. Thursday at the plaza outside the Comcast
Center at 17th and JFK. Others in the Philadelphia tech sector
were encouraged by organizers to attend, and as hundreds and
bordering on thousands of protesters joined in the march. Comcast
campuses in Washington, D.C., New York City (SoHo) and Sunnyvale,
CA held their own rallies, as well.
The action is not technically a “walk-out” as the company is
offering paid time off to anyone taking part in the demonstration.
You know we’re in perilous times when you find yourself cheering for Comcast.