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Georgia-based companies face boycott calls over voting bill

March 31, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A Delta Airlines airplane takes off from Atlanta International Airport, Georgia on June 10, 2019. (Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images)

Opponents of a law that changed voting rules in Georgia are calling for boycotts of high-profile Georgia based companies, including Delta, Coca-Cola and Home Depot. The legislation's opponents say the companies didn't do enough to defeat the measure.

New York (CNN Business)Opponents of a law that changed voting rules in Georgia are calling for boycotts of high-profile Georgia based companies, including Delta, Coca-Cola and Home Depot.

The legislation's opponents say the companies didn't do enough to defeat the measure.

The companies have issued statements saying they support everyone's right to vote, expressing some disappointment with the legislation signed last week by Gov. Brian Kemp.

But that statement sparked backlash among bill opponents, who said Delta's comments were too supportive of the bill — highlighting the public-relations minefield the companies find themselves in.

These companies want to be seen as a good place to work," said Ian Schafer, CEO of Kindred, an executive network focused on corporate social responsibility issues.

Alfredo Rivera, the president of Coca-Cola's North American operations, sent a statement to company employees this week saying that Cok (KO)had worked with other Georgia businesses to change the legislation, and promising to do more.

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