NC Gov. Cooper and MI Gov. Whitmer sent out a letter to businesses, pressuring them to “speak out” against voting bills across the country.
Home Depot, based in Georgia, had the nerve to stay silent as others screamed about Georgia’s new voting laws. Black religious leaders are now urging people to boycott the company over that silence.
Two Democrat governors are also applying pressure on businesses.
Hey, private businesses. You must get involved in politics. You cannot go about your day, provide goods and services for people, and make jobs.
You all must listen to the left and not question them. You must accept their interpretation of the new Georgia voting laws, even though they’re stretching the truth and lying.
From The New York Times:
The call for a boycott, led by Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, who oversees all 534 African Methodist Episcopal churches in Georgia, represents one of the first major steps to put significant economic pressure on businesses to be more vocal in opposing Republican efforts in Georgia and around the country to enact new restrictions on voting.
“We don’t believe this is simply a political matter,” Bishop Jackson said in an interview. “This is a matter that deals with securing the future of this democracy, and the greatest right in this democracy is the right to vote.”
Home Depot, Mr. Jackson said, “demonstrated an indifference, a lack of response to the call, not only from clergy, but a call from other groups to speak out in opposition to this legislation.”
Jackson wants four things:
- Speak out against the law
- Publicly oppose similar bills in other states
- Support the John Lewis Voting Rights Act in Congress
- Back litigation against the Georgia voting law
Georgia-based companies Coca-Cola and Delta came out strong against the law. Home Depot only said, “the most appropriate approach for us to take is to continue to underscore our belief that all elections should be accessible, fair and secure.”
Arthur Blank, one of Home Depot’s founders, told other business executives “he supported voting rights.” Ken Langone, another founder, supported President Donald Trump.
We also have North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, both Democrats, pressuring businesses to get politically involved:
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have helped organize a bipartisan letter calling on businesses to speak out against a flurry of bills introduced across the country that would restrict voting access.
The open letter, obtained by McClatchy, was signed by more than 50 current and former governors, lieutenant governors, state attorneys general and secretaries of state, who described themselves as “deeply concerned about the wave of voter restrictions sweeping the country.”
“We are asking the business leaders in our states, and throughout the country, to add their voices to the growing chorus of corporations standing on the right side of history,” the letter reads.
“More than 360 bills aimed at restricting voting access have been introduced across 47 states,” the letter reads. “Many of them are based on the same lies that led to violence during the 2020 elections, and they add barriers to voting that disproportionately impact voters of color, the elderly, our veterans, and those with disabilities.”
Cooper and Whitmer, both Democrats, co-sponsored the letter with three former Republican governors, Arne Carlson of Minnesota, Bill Weld of Massachusetts and Christine Todd Whitman of New Jersey.
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