January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI President and CEO Jason Oxman commended President Biden’s rescission of the prior administration’s Executive Order (EO) 13950, Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping:

“Rescinding the prior administration’s ill-advised Executive Order is an important step of many to help recognize the realities of systemic racism in America and helps federal government agencies and their private industry partners in their efforts to promote a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce. We know our industry has a long way to go in terms of addressing the harms of systemic racism and are committed to partnering with the Biden-Harris Administration to bring about real progress toward building racial equity in the tech industry and America.”

ITI led a multi-association letter expressing concerns with the Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping in September, urging the Department of Labor and the Office of Management and Budget to immediately rescind the Executive Order. Oxman also published a blog post outlining the industry’s deep concerns about both the policy implications and the substance of the EO.

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