Some Georgia Republican have called for Coca-Cola products to be removed from state offices after the company opposed the state’s new election law and called the law racist.
In a letter to Kevin Perry, president of the Georgia Beverage Association, eight Republican members of the Georgia House wrote:
“Given Coke’s choice to cave to the pressure of an out of control cancel culture, we respectfully request all Coca-Cola Company products be removed from our office suite immediately. Should Coke choose to read the bill, share its true intentions and accept their role in the dissemination of mistruths, we would welcome a conversation to rebuild a working relationship.”
Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey recently attacked Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) for signing the state’s new voting law, calling it “unacceptable” and “a step backwards.”
Governor Kemp pointed out that the act expands early voting opportunities, weekend early voting and extends deadlines for absentee ballot requests. Not sure how Quincey can get away with calling this backwards, as it offers more access to voting.
The two aspects Quincey and others have criticized most include a statewide voter ID absentee voting requirement and restricting ballot drop box usage. In other words, you must have a photo ID to vote, even in absentee voting.
You know, like the photo ID Coca-Cola requires for its employees to enter its headquarters each day. Or like the ID Coca-Cola required for members at its 2020 shareholder meeting. The annual meeting of shareholders page notes:
“All attendees will need to register in advance and obtain an admission ticket. A valid photo ID and admission ticket is required to gain admission to the meeting.”
Sounds a lot more like the Georgia voting ID to me.
Maybe it’s just common sense, but common sense doesn’t seem to be as common among today’s woke brand names. Just look at Delta Airlines. They, too, oppose the new Georgia voting ID law. But when is the last time you boarded a flight without photo ID? Probably never.
In addition, why is Coca-Cola so fired up about voting legislation? Seems like a Georgia voting law wouldn’t matter that much to a soft drink company.
Coca-Cola has gone full woke. They were recently called out by employees for being forced to undergo critical race theory training. That stressed how employees can be less white.
To Coca-Cola it doesn’t matter that more than 40 states are considering election law changes similar to Georgia. Apparently, voting rights are less important than being woke and being anti-white.
Major League Baseball has now made the first major move by changing the location of the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta to a new location to be determined. MLB just made the game of baseball political and said its only for Democrats. Other companies are considering a boycott of business in the state.
Trump has urged conservatives to fight back, and called for a boycott of baseball. He argued there are far more conservatives than liberals in America and that if we stand up and unite, there is no liberal or woke boycott that could succeed in Georgia or across the nation. Once again, Trump is right.