Voting rights activist Stacey Abrams warned against boycotting Georgian companies’ resistance to the state’s new voting rights legislation, saying it was “unnecessary” because President Biden was singing another song .
The state’s failed 2018 Democratic governor candidate Abrams (Abrams), after weeks of public outrage, including most of Hollywood and numerous companies, published an article in USA Today on Wednesday The column opposes boycotts.
The bill was signed by Governor Brian Kemp last Thursday, amending the Peach State election agreement, imposing new restrictions on postal voting, and strengthening legislative control over voting procedures.
President Biden initially called the bill the “Jim Crow on Steroids” the day after signing the bill, but went further on Wednesday night, saying he would “resolutely support” the removal of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Atlanta, in protest.
Biden said in an interview with ESPN: “I think the behavior of today̵
Abrams disagrees with her view, thinking that the boycott has worked in the past, but she does not want such efforts to harm local businesses and Georgia residents.
She still recognizes the need to be accountable to the company.
Abrams wrote: “Until we hear a clear, unequivocal statement that the Georgia company is threatened, I can only defend against a person’s choice to compete,” Abrams wrote.
“However, one lesson of the boycott is that the pain of deprivation must be shared in order to make it sustainable. Otherwise, those with limited mobility will bear the brunt. After that, they strive for victory.” She continued.
“[B]Pods are a complex matter and require long-term action. I have no doubt that voters of color, especially black voters, are willing to endure the hardships of boycotts. But I don’t think that is necessary. “
However, in Biden’s interview, he defended the boycott by condemning the law itself.
“Imagine passing a law that says you can’t provide water or food for people in line. Can’t you do that? Come on,” he told the network, “Or, when the staff gets off the car, you plan to close at 5 o’clock. Is it a polling station? All this is to prevent the office workers and ordinary people I grew up from voting.”
Both Biden and Abrams’ statements came from the CEO of Delta Airlines, Georgia, who opposed the new law, calling it “unacceptable” and “based on lies.”
The Major League Baseball Players Union announced that it is considering moving the All-Star Game out of the Atlanta Warriors Stadium.