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Texas Startups Mount Fight Against Abortion Ban—Without Big Tech

More than five dozen companies have signed the “Don’t Ban Equality” petition this month. 

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Sept. 3: Biden Says Texas Abortion Law Sets Up 'Vigilante System'

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Technology leaders across Texas have been privately meeting for weeks, discussing how to best combat the state’s new abortion law and challenge a cultural shift they believe will make it difficult to attract top talent. Absent from the discussion: Big Tech. 

Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Tesla and Microsoft have shifted tens of thousands of high-paying jobs to Texas in recent years amid a statewide economic boom. Oracle and Hewlett Packard Enterprise moved their headquarters to the state during the pandemic. And Tesla is expanding operations just outside of Austin.