Activists in Georgia are calling for a boycott of Coca-Cola till the Atlanta-based firm comes out against the state’s new election-law modifications.
The African Methodist Episcopal Church, which represents 500 black church buildings, on Thursday known as for the boycott, and the hashtag #BoycottCocaCola was trending into the weekend.
If “Coca-Cola desires black and brown folks to drink their product, then they need to converse up when our rights, our lives and our very democracy as we all know it’s below assault,” Bishop Reginald Jackson stated at an Atlanta rally Thursday exterior the Georgia Capitol, as state lawmakers voted to undertake the brand new provisions and Gov. Brian Kemp signed them into law.
The brand new guidelines impose further identification necessities for absentee ballots, restrictions on drop packing containers and earlier ballot closures, amongst different measures.
Biden on Friday known as the brand new law “Jim Crow within the 21st century.”
Coca-Cola stated in a March assertion that the corporate helps “enhancements that might improve accessibility, maximize voter participation, keep election integrity, and serve all Georgians.”