Coca-Cola has released a statement condemning the new voting laws of Georgia, but the company requires valid ID to be admitted to its annual meeting of shareholders.
At the entrance to the meeting, we will check your registration and request to see your admission ticket and a valid form of photo identification, such as a driver's license or passport, that the company wrote in reference to its annual meeting of shareholders before the coronavirus pandemic.
The new voting law of Georgia requires a drivers' license or state ID number to be listed to vote among other new reforms. The state already required ID in person to vote, it relied on signature matching to verify ballots previously. Coca-Cola is based in Georgia; this week, the beverage company issued statements condemning the new legislation after threats of boycott among other Georgia companies.
COCA-COLA FACES BOYCOTT IN GEORGIA FOR NOT DENOUNCING GOP-BACKED ELECTION BILL PROOPENING Wednesday night in a statement Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO James Quincey said that the company is disappointed in the outcome of the Georgia Voting Bill. The right to vote is a foundational right in America and we have long championed efforts to make it easier for people to vote, Quincey said.
We want to be unambiguously clear and say that we are disappointed in the outcome of the Georgia voting legislation.
During the Georgia legislative session, we provided feedback to members of both political chambers and legislative parties, opposing measures in the bills that would diminish or deter access to voting.
Quincey added that Coca-Cola ’ s focus is now on supporting the federal laws that protect enacting the electoral procedure and addressing voter suppression across the country. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM FOX BUSINESS Major League Baseball also opposed the new legislation and support fundamentally the right to vote for all Americans, League Commissioner Rob Manfred said announcing Friday the decision to pull this year's All-Star Game out of Peach State. He said that protesting the new GOP-backed election integrity law in Georgia was the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport.
The House has endorsed legislation on H.R.
1, the For the People Act, an election reform favored by Democrats and panned by Republicans.
The legislation would increase voter registration across the country and ensure that those who complete felony sentences have their voting rights restored.
The bill will also improve absentee voting and expand the vote by mail to expand enacting early voting