A group of Republican state lawmakers in Georgia are seeking to remove Coca-Cola products from their offices because the company’s CEO criticized the state’s recently passed voting law.
Legislators signed Saturday’s letter and wrote to Georgia Beverage Association Chairman and CEO Kevin Perry (Kevin Perry), sounding the company’s appeal for what they called “abolition of culture.”
Signatories include eight Republican state legislators: Victor Anderson, Clint Crowe, Matt Button, Jason Ridley, Lauren Macdonald III, Stan Gunter, Dulwich En Hill and Marcus Vidor.
The letter took other measures against the company, accusing the company of deciding to “perpetuate the national dialogue.”
After the Atlanta-based beverage giant criticized the new election law, some Georgia Republican state lawmakers are removing @CocaCola products from their state legislature offices. #gapol pic.twitter.com/leojXBGQAM
—Greg Brustein (@bluestein) April 3, 2021
A few days ago, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey announced that the Georgia government had signed a voted legislation. Brian KempBrian Kemp Trump (Brian KempTrump) called on Republicans to boycott the voting law, and the Georgia county government stated that the cancellation of the All-Star game will cause the tourism industry to suffer from 0M Kemp: The voting law is “worthy of boycotts and lawsuits. “. (R) “Unacceptable” and “Step back”.
“Let me be clear and unambiguous. This legislation is unacceptable. It is a step behind. It will not promote the principles that we advocate in Georgia. The principle of integrity, this is frankly speaking, this is just a step back.” Quincy said.
Among the changes made by the law to the election process, there are some provisions that create voter ID requirements for absentee voting and restrict the use of ballot boxes.
The law also includes expanding the state’s language for early voting on weekends, although another change to the bill delays the deadline for absent voting. A rule that has attracted strong opposition from critics also prohibits volunteers from distributing drinks or food to people waiting in line to vote.
Legislators wrote in a letter to Perry on Saturday, “They have a responsibility to keep the entire state of Georgia from engaging in misguided intentions and not to continue to support selected companies.”
They also touted some of the laws, saying they would expand “early voting opportunities, provide a way to ensure that the voting line is shortened, to ensure the use of drop boxes that would otherwise be illegal, and other regulations that allow all Georgians to have a greater chance of getting it.” The right to vote. Fast, safe and transparent elections.”
They continued: “Given that Coca-Cola chooses to get rid of the pressure of an out-of-control cancellation culture, we hereby request that all Coca-Cola products be removed from our office suite immediately.” “Coca-Cola should choose to read the bill, share its true intentions and accept it. For its role in spreading the fog, we welcome dialogue to rebuild working relationships.”
Republicans claim that in Georgia and other states, this legislation needs to be strengthened to enhance election security and public trust in Georgia’s elections President TrumpThe Donald Trump law maker says it’s Biden’s job to resolve the border crisis. Trump called on Republicans to boycott the company in the election law dispute. Georgia said that the cancellation of the All-Star Game would cost the tourism industry 0M more After losing the election, other important figures in the Republican Party spread unsubstantiated claims about widespread voter fraud in the presidential campaign. President BidenJoe Biden law maker Joe Biden (Leemakers) said that it is Biden’s job to resolve the border crisis. Trump called on Republicans to boycott the White House in the voting law dispute: Republicans have been “struggling to clarify a reason” against the basis of opposition Facility plan..
Democrats and voting rights advocates believe that this legislation will make it more difficult for people, especially people of color, to vote. Some people also said that these measures were in response to the Democrats’ victory in the state in the November presidential election and the January runoff campaign for the Senate.