Dozens more organizations have risen up against the Republican vote law, which critics say will discriminate against African-Americans after one party. Top black executive Corporate Corporate urges the rest of America to “move past indecision into action.”
Uber, Salesforce, PayPal and Dow were chief executives among more than 1,170 executives who signed up. Statement On Friday, he expressed solidarity with his colleagues and condemned members of parliament who “obstructed” voting as a result of delays or reduced access to secure ballot drop boxes.
The statement, organized by a business alliance called Citizens’ Alliance, said the change in voting rights from US businessmen was abrupt as the right to vote spread in the corporate agenda in recent days.
In recent weeks on the way to Georgia’s Republican-controlled legislature, the two largest organizations calling Atlanta home have argued that the proposed changes to voter rights were discriminatory.
Promoters asked to make choices for Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Home Depot and UPS. Against the law, Warning that what these companies have promised over the years to support racial justice and democratic participation would otherwise be empty.
A number of organizations have issued statements in support of broader voter turnout but have hedged them that the election also needs to be “secured,” which critics saw as a continuation of the Republican claim to the White House’s Joe Biden-founded vote.
If companies have concerns about the law, they prefer to voice it personally. A few days after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the bills into law, that strategy seems to have failed.
On Wednesday, the country’s senior black executives issued two of the issued Letter In Georgia and other states where Republicans have taken similar action, the public has called for public opposition to “American discrimination.”
“There can be no middle ground when it comes to defending the right of all Americans to vote,” they warned.
Jeffrey Sonenfield, a professor at the Yale School of Management, said other chief executives should be embarrassed by reprimands from their peers who said that these executives who were silent Suffrage “Serious misconceptions were given by careful legal and public relations consultants”.
Their argument began with the “cowardice” of their workers, and Republicans, fearing their boycott, said the changes were needed to prevent voter fraud and restore public confidence in the election.
Richard Edelman, head of elite public relations consultants, remarked that many business leaders feared breaking what they saw as biased issues.
“They do not want to enter politics. They think it’s a red flag issue for Republicans and they feel it’s out of their dispatch. What I hear from my clients is that it is a distant bridge, ”he said.
There are already many large US companies Party picking There are several debates about which voters are deeply divided, the use of bathroom heterosexuals in immigration, policing and gun control. The conflict over suffrage, however, is not uncommonly full, as it is being presented as two tests of their greatest universal commitment.
Late last year, former President Donald Trump questioned the legitimacy of his electoral losses, prompting calls from many executives. Energy power transferRestoring the importance of democratic norms for a stable business environment.
A few months ago, after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, a number of business leaders made it. High profile commitment To do more to eradicate racial discrimination in their own organizations and throughout American society.
Fighting for the right to vote today “where ‘big lies’ [that election fraud is rife] And Black Lives Matter Milon, citing Tom Rogers, former head of the DVR agency Tivo. Georgia, meanwhile, is no exception: with similar laws being debated in about 43 states, with organizations risking “trench warfare” across the country. Edelman warned.
Some organizations have been reluctant to discuss specific legislation, said Mike Ward, co-founder of the Citizens Alliance. However, he added, the letter from their black colleagues added to the growing sensation that they should speak out in favor of a policy of comprehensive voter access, which most of their employees and customers support.
As early as Thursday, several airlines were showing signs of trying to move forward before the next of the headlines in their homes, with American Airlines announcing that it would “Intense opposition“Texas State Senate passed legislation restricting access to voting.
One way to avoid state-by-state fighting over the issue is to support federal legislation to expand the nationwide suffrage for business, said Daniela Balau-Ayers, co-founder of the New Leadership Project, to mobilize executives to support U.S. democracy.
However, Rogers warned that the HR1, the People’s Act, which was proposed by the Congressional Democrats, was probably too broad, too aggressive, and involved in a systematic argument about Senate filibuster to support corporations if they were not compressed.
The Citizens ‘Alliance ward reported that the agencies were more involved with the narrower HR4, the Voter Rights Advance Act known as the John Lewis Act, the Citizens’ Alliance ward said.
To win business support, former Democratic Colorado Senator Tim Worth argues that “Congress should take immediate beekeeping action and address a specific proposal regarding the right to vote and do it now.”
In the meantime, he said, speaking on behalf of the business community was essential because of its reputation as one of America’s most trusted institutions. Executives should make it clear to politicians that “if they continue to do this kind of thing, businessmen will stop their activities.” [in their states]”, He added.
Terry Plummer McClure, former UPS general lawyer who issued Another call For a corporate move on voting rights with Sonnenfeld this week, he said he had not heard threats from companies to pull investment over the voting ban. However, the prospect of a change in US politics is in the hands of a number of organizations, some of which welcome them.
As Microsoft President Brad Smith Spell out Concerned about the software company’s Georgia law on Wednesday, he noted that it has agreed on a decade-long investment in Atlanta, but “a healthy business needs a healthy community”.
“Capitalism doesn’t work if we don’t have a functioning democracy,” echoed Craig Robinson, a former executive at WeWork, now working with leadership.
Within 3 hours of the letter from the Black2 black official, several business leaders, including Apple, backed his message. Tim Cook, Julie Sweet, Accenter Head, and Round table of businessWashington Lobby Group. Brad Corp, presided over by Paul Weiss, Call Fight counter-voter repression efforts.
The most notable, though, was Statement From the two Atlanta-based chiefs who spent a few weeks talking about the hustle and bustle of their own state. Georgia’s new voting law was “Unacceptable“, Says Coca-Cola chief James Quincy, andBased on a lie”, Said Delta chief Ed Bastian.
Asked by CNBC why he didn’t say so much before the Georgia bill was passed, Quincy noted that the agencies had previously achieved a number of goals in private discussions with lawyers and others without taking a public position. “However in this case it did not work effectively.”