FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11, 2020
SAN DIEGO, CA – September 11, 2020 – Supporters of Californians for Equal Rights, the NO on Prop 16 Campaign, will be protesting against racial discrimination at Netflix headquarters today.
Patricia Quillen, the wife of Netflix co-founder and co-CEO Reed Hastings, has donated one million dollars to the Proposition 16 campaign in California. In protest of this divisive action, opponents of discrimination will descend on Netflix headquarters today at 1:00 p.m. PDT.
Prop 16 seeks to overturn a state constitutional ban on racial and ethnic preferences that was overwhelmingly adopted by California voters through Proposition 209 over two decades ago.
“Quillin’s contribution to Prop 16 is disgusting,” said Betty Chu, honorary co-chair of the NO on Prop 16 Campaign and the first Chinese American woman to co-found and run a bank. “Netflix wealth is now supporting an initiative that seeks to restore state-sponsored, racial discrimination in California. We call on all of our supporters and fair-minded Americans to cancel their Netflix subscription and protest against the company.”
Hastings has been promoting a new book that touts his company’s “No Rules Rules” policy. Ironically, he has no problems with setting rules to propagate racial discrimination for millions of California citizens.
Details of today’s protest against Netflix are below.
Time: 1:00 p.m. PDT
Date: September 11, 2020
Place: Netflix Headquarters, 100 Winchester Cir.,
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Contact: Ying Ma