WHO: Fight for the Future, Mozilla, and a coalition of 90+ abortion, digital, and racial justice organizations and security-minded businesses
WHAT: Mobile billboards / digital signs calling on Slack to offer end-to-end encryption and blocking/reporting features, and sharing logos from companies that signed a letter to Slack with these demands. Representatives of Fight for the Future and Mozilla will be available for in-person interviews, wearing “Make Slack Safe” tshirts.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 31
Billboards will run from 8am to 4pm local time, and representatives from participating organizations will be available from 11-12 local time for interviews.
WHERE: Mobile billboards will be driving around the blocks of the Slack offices, while representatives from Fight for the Future and Mozilla will be outside of the Slack offices
- San Francisco: 500 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105
- Denver: 681 Chestnut Pl, Denver, CO 80202
WHY: Millions of people use Slack to communicate at work and with their communities online, but in a post-Roe U.S., Slack’s decision to not to offer end-to-end encryption and features to address harassment show that the company does not take the safety of its users seriously. As states pass laws restricting access to abortion and other acts of bodily autonomy, law enforcement can subpoena Slack to hand over the internal messages of abortion funds, abortion providers, and reproductive rights organizations, as well as private individuals who use Slack to message friends, family and coworkers. Safety should be an inherent feature of the tech we use in our daily lives and our workplaces, which is why dozens of abortion, digital, and racial justice organizations are calling to Make Slack Safe.