Trump includes UPS, ViacomCBS, JP Morgan, Cisco, and Merck in boycott list for opposing Georgia voting law
The former president had earlier asked his supporters to boycott MLB, Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines for their opposition to the law
Former President Donald Trump on Saturday called on his supporters to boycott more companies for their opposition to Georgia's new voting laws. Trump had earlier called for the boycott of MLB, Coca-Cola and Delta over their stance against the new voting law, which President Joe Biden has called 'Jim Crow on steroids.'
The updated list include UPS, ViacomCBS, JP Morgan, Cisco, and Merck. In a statement, the 74-year-old said, “For years the Radical Left Democrats have played dirty by boycotting products when anything from that company is done or stated in any way that offends them. Now they are going big time with the WOKE CANCEL CULTURE and our sacred elections.”
He added, “It is finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back— we have more people than they do— by far! Boycott Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS and Merck. Don’t go back to their products until they relent. We can play a better game than them.” The statement came after several companies criticized Georgia law SB 202 and other voting legislation proposed in other states of America.
The new law has received massive support from Republicans and conservatives after Trump and his supporters falsely claimed the 2020 election was rigged when mail-in ballots were widely used amid the coronavirus pandemic. As per reports, SB 202 puts restrictions on the use of ballot drop boxes and imposes new photo ID requirements for absentee voting. Not just that, it also bans people from getting food and water within 150 feet of a polling site, including those standing in line to cast their ballots.
Democrats have heavily criticized the new law. Also, the chief executives of ViacomCBS and Cisco along with a number of big-ticket firms signed a joint statement opposing it. The joint statement stated, “We believe every American should have a voice in our democracy and that voting should be safe and accessible to all voters. We stand in solidarity with voters 一 and with the Black executives and leaders at the helm of this movement 一 in our nonpartisan commitment to equality and democracy. If our government is going to work for all of us, each of us must have equal freedom to vote and elections must reflect the will of voters.”
“Our elections are not improved when lawmakers impose barriers that result in longer lines at the polls or that reduce access to secure ballot dropboxes. There are hundreds of bills threatening to make voting more difficult in dozens of states nationwide. We call on elected leaders in every state capitol and in Congress to work across the aisle and ensure that every eligible American has the freedom to easily cast their ballot and participate fully in our democracy,” it added.
Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian also criticized the law as he told his staff members in a memo, “After having time to now fully understand all that is in the bill, coupled with discussions with leaders and employees in the Black community, it’s evident that the bill includes provisions that will make it harder for many underrepresented voters, particularly Black voters, to exercise their constitutional right to elect their representatives. That is wrong. The entire rationale for this bill was based on a lie: that there was widespread voter fraud in Georgia in the 2020 elections.
“This is simply not true. Unfortunately, that excuse is being used in states across the nation that are attempting to pass similar legislation to restrict voting rights. So there is much work ahead, and many more opportunities to have an impact. I want the entire Delta family to know that we stand together in our commitment to protect and facilitate your precious right to vote. That’s why we invested heavily in our get-out-the-vote efforts last year, and we can all be proud of Delta’s contribution to the historic voter turnout in 2020.”
The memo added, “I know this result in Georgia has caused frustration, anger and pain for many members of our Delta family. I commit to you that as we move forward, Delta will continue to do everything in our power to hear and protect your voice and your rights, both in Georgia and nationwide. Thank you for all you do for your communities, your loved ones, and for our Delta family, every day.”