Table of Contents - August 18, 2017

Members Of Commerce Digital Board Quit Over Trump Remarks

Members of the Commerce Department's Digital Economy Board of Advisors, which was established in 2015 by the Obama administration to make recommendations on issues related to the digital economy and Internet policy, have resigned in the wake of President Trump's remarks about last weekend's protests in Charlottesville, Va.

"It is the moral responsibility of our leaders to unite Americans by respecting the diversity and inclusion that enables our country to generate new opportunity and celebrate freedom. In order to preserve these cherished values, there must never be equivocation in denouncing hate, bigotry, violence and racism," Zoe Baird, co-chair of the board and president and CEO of the Markle Foundation, said in her resignation letter yesterday to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.


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