In light of the Texas’ new law banning abortions after six weeks, the CEO of an American cloud-based software company offered its Texas based employees to relocate them if they have concerns about access to reproductive healthcare, Fox News reports.
Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff tweeted Friday addressing its Ohana, Hawaiian term meaning extended family, noting they’ll help them move out of Texas if they make such decision, sharing a link to a CNBC story about the company’s offer.
The San Francisco-based software company, that has officers in 15 other US locations beside Dallas, also sent a message through the business communication platform Slack to its thousands of employees on Friday, stressing they stand with ‘all women at Salesforce and everywhere’.
Benioff’s offer follows several other businesses that have set up relief funds for individuals impacted by the law, like Texas-based dating platforms Hinge and Bumble.
In line with Salesforce offer, the Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe offered early on Monday that the company’s Texas-based employees would be welcome to move to Virginia.
The former governor e stressed at the same time that Virginia remains open and welcoming state opposed to the dangerous abortion bans that put at risk women’s health and lives.
In his statement, McAuliffe took a swing at his GOP opponent Glenn Youngkin, labeling him as one of the extreme right-wing Republicans that has tried to attack reproductive health in Virginia before by attempting to close women’s health clinics and to defund Planned Parenthood.
He also noted that he encouraged Virginia business leaders to reach out to Texas-based companies and offer them to move their headquarters to the Old Dominion