They demanded condemnation of the Republican Party’s efforts
Atlanta- American liberals actively call on American companies to condemn the Republican Party’s efforts to tighten state electoral laws. Companies accustomed to friendly political relations are now facing more and more party struggles for voting rights.
Large companies in Texas, Arizona and other states are under increasing pressure, especially after Major League Baseball decided on Friday to withdraw from Atlanta in the 2021 All-Star Game. Executives from nearly 200 companies, including HP, Microsoft, PayPal, Target, Twitter, Uber, and Under Armour, issued a joint statement criticizing state legislation as “possibly making voting more difficult” and saying that when legislators implement new “The election did not improve” obstacles during the election.
The protest took place a week ago when Republican lawmakers in Georgia passed reforms to the state election law. Critics said this was an attempt to suppress Democratic votes.
Despite reluctance, other companies have joined the criticism.
Georgia’s two most famous brands, Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola Co., called the new law “unacceptable,” despite their role in drafting the law. This angered Republicans in the state, including Governor Brian Kemp (Brian Kemp) and several US senators, who accused these companies of shrinking from activist complaints.
This struggle has plunged American companies into the center of partisan political struggles where they often try to escape. But under the threat of boycotts and public propaganda, business leaders have shown a new willingness to intervene in issues that are not directly related to their profits, even if it alienates them from their Republican allies.
Mark Banks, a spokesperson for NAACP, a national advocacy organization for the rights of people of color, said: “We want to hold companies accountable for how they respond when voting rights are attacked.” “Companies can play a role because when people speak, people Will listen.”
Civil rights organizations filed a lawsuit to block Georgia’s law. After former President Donald Trump falsely called it a fraudulent election, the bill passed after Democrats won two senator seats in the state. Some activists called for a boycott of Delta, Coca-Cola and other companies because they did not try to block the law.