In a highly-unprecedented move, a coalition of civil rights and grassroots groups ramped up pressure on Georgia’s top corporations to get them to oppose voter suppression bills in the Georgia legislature.
The group led by Black Voters Matter called on the leaders of AFLAC, Coca-Cola Co., Delta Air Lines, The Home Depot, Southern Co., and UPS. ”to stand up and support Georgia voters as we support them.” The group targeted the half-dozen firms in a full-page ad in Friday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The ad listed the names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails of seven executives at the firms.
“The business community has both a responsibility and opportunity to protect democracy and help stop SB241 and HB531 from becoming law along with other racist anti-democratic bills that will roll back and restrict voting access for Georgia voters,” the ad said.
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(Header:Protestors at the State Capitol March 2021. Photo taken by Hannah Jones)