Latest "Georgia voting law" News

04/07/2021

Masters chairman Fred Ridley against boycott over Georgia voting law

Augusta National and Masters chairman Fred Ridley would not outright condemn Georgia's controversial new voting law but said that no one should be disadvantaged in their ability to vote.

Source: ESPN

04/05/2021

Republicans ramp up attacks on corporations over Georgia voting law, threaten ‘consequences’

The acrimony between Republicans and large companies over Georgia underscores the party’s increasingly fraying relationship with corporate America over social and cultural issues as GOP leaders grapple with the direction of the party after the 2020 election.

Source: The Washington Post

04/05/2021

Texas Gov. Abbott declines to throw first pitch over MLB stance on Georgia voting law

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is refusing to throw the first pitch at a Rangers game in protest of Major League Baseball's response to Georgia's controversial voting reforms.

Source: Fox News

04/05/2021

Inside Corporate America’s Frantic Response to the Georgia Voting Law

Companies like Delta are caught between Democrats focused on social justice and populist Republicans. They face major political consequences no matter what they do.

Source: New York Times

04/04/2021

Georgia voting law: Read full text

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a new voting bill, SB 202, into law on March 25.

Source: Fox News

04/04/2021

Trump expands boycott of 'woke' companies that oppose Georgia voting law

As Trump doubled down on his boycott calls, Barack Obama on Saturday issued a statement supporting the MLB's decision to relocate its All-Star game.

Source: Business Insider

04/04/2021

PGA Tour responds to Georgia voting law, not moving Tour Championship

The PGA Tour said it would not move the Tour Championship out of Georgia but said this "should not be construed as indifference to the current conversation around voting rights."

Source: ESPN

04/02/2021

MLB moving 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta over Georgia voting law

Major League Baseball is moving the 2021 All-Star Game and 2021 draft out of Atlanta in response to a new Georgia voting law that critics say unfairly limits access to the ballot box, especially for people of color.

Source: ESPN

04/02/2021

Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Corporate Chorus Attacking Georgia Voting Law

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently discussed the American voting system in a statement provided to Axios, saying that voting should be "easier than ever," in the modern age. Cook has joined the chorus of corporate leaders attacking Georgia's election law.

Source: Breitbart News

04/01/2021

Delta and Coca-Cola face backlash from Republicans after opposing Georgia voting law.

Hours after the companies made their statements, Georgia’s governor took aim at the chief executive of Delta. And Republicans in the Georgia state legislature floated the idea of increasing taxes on Delta as retribution.

Source: New York Times

04/01/2021

Coca-Cola, Delta And Other Major Companies Slam Georgia Voting Law

A growing number of company executives are speaking out against Georgia's new voting law, which critics say will restrict voting access and disproportionately harm people of color.

Source: NPR

04/01/2021

Biden 'strongly supports' moving MLB All-Star game over new Georgia voting law

President Joe Biden said he would “strongly support” moving the Major League Baseball All-Star Game out of Atlanta because of Georgia’s new voting law that critics say may suppress turnout at the b…

Source: New York Post

03/31/2021

Delta and Coca-Cola Reverse Course on Georgia Voting Law, Stating ‘Crystal Clear’ Opposition

Prominent Black executives had called on companies to publicly oppose a wave of similarly restrictive voting bills that Republicans are advancing in almost every state.

Source: New York Times

03/31/2021

After calls to boycott Coca-Cola, CEO says the company has always opposed new Georgia voting law

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey said that the company has always opposed legislation in Georgia that restricts voter access.

Source: CNBC

03/30/2021

Tyler Perry Weighs In On Georgia Voting Law That “Harkens To The Jim Crow Era”

Tyler Perry, who owns the massive Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta and is one of Georgia’s biggest employers of film and TV workers, is speaking out about the state’s recently passed, restrictive voter law, calling it “unconstitutional” and one that “harkens to…

Source: Deadline

03/29/2021

Delta, Coke face boycott campaigns over new Georgia voting law

Delta and Coca-Cola face boycott calls after voting rights advocates criticized the two Atlanta-based companies for not doing enough to stop a new Georgia law restricting voting.

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

03/28/2021

Chris Wallace Grills Graham on Georgia Voting Law: 'Why on Earth' Is It Illegal to Give Voters Water?

Even the Republican senator had to concede that the provision making it illegal to give voters food and water “doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.”

Source: Daily Beast

03/28/2021

Biden says Justice Department is "taking a look" at Georgia voting law

Biden called a new law signed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp this week was "an atrocity."

Source: CBS News

03/27/2021

Organizations call to move MLB All-Star Game, The Masters over Georgia voting law

Organizations are calling on major sporting events to move out of Georgia after it passed a controversial new voting law on Thursday.

Source: Fox News