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Major U.S. companies take aim at Georgia’s new voting restrictions
Global asset manager BlackRock issued a statement Wednesday on LinkedIn.
“Equal access to voting is the very foundation of American democracy.
Coca-Cola executive Alfredo Rivera said in a statement the company, which is headquartered in Georgia, is disappointed by the law.
Georgia-based Delta airlines said in a memo to employees that the “final bill is unacceptable and does not match Delta’s values.”
Pharmaceutical giant Merck said Wednesday that the company stands “strong on our core values including our commitment to social justice and the right of people to fully and freely participate in electoral processes.”
Porsche’s North American operations, headquartered in Georgia, issued a statement that “equal access to the polls for every voter is core to a democracy.”
These corporations, especially the ones that sell directly to the public, are in a tight spot. If they ever want to see another tax abatement or investment incentive from the state, they will need to give their support for “democracy” another think.
Recall the GOP narrative for the last several years has been that the US is NOT a “democracy”, and they are moving to prove it by disenfranchising as many people, and obstructing voting as much as possible.