By George L. Cook III African American Reports
I'm boycotting all Coca Cola products, and I hope that you join me.
The state of Georgia has passed a restrictive voting law that brings back the era of Jim Crow laws.
The new law includes language that adds a new ID requirement that will overwhemingly effect minority voters, allows voting precints to close at 5PM when many are just getting off work, makes it a crime to give water or food to those standing in line to vote, removes the secretary of state as chair of the State Election Board, allowing the SEB and lawmakers a process to temporarily take over elections offices and limiting the number, location and access to secure absentee drop boxes.
This new era of Jim Crow must be stopped now and it takes just not action from President Biden and Congress, but from us and big business. We may can have more of an immediate effect than our nation's lawmakers if we demand that businesses in Georgia come out against the new voting law. Let's be real here, money talks. If we withhold our dollars that sends a message that everyone, even racist Georgia lawmakers understand.
Coca Cola has it's corporate headquarters in Atlanta and is one of the biggest employers in the region. Not only that but they donate to Georgia politicians on a regular basis. That means they have a lot of pull in Georgia and can apply pressure to help to change this horrible voting law.
But they are not going to do this out of the kindess of their hearts. It is going to take a litle pressure from us to get the ball moving. So I and many others are boycotting Coca Cola products until the company comes out against this new Jim Crow legislation.
That means just not buying Coke, Diet Coke, Powerade, Vitaminwater, or Sprite it means not buying several of their brands. Here is a list of the many brands in their portfolio:
AdeS soy-based beverages
Ayataka green tea
Del Valle juices and nectars
Gold Peak teas and coffees
innocent smoothies and juices
Minute Maid juices
Powerade sports drinks
Let's send a message that will not tolerate this voter suppression law by boycotting Coca Cola. It will send a message to not just them but to big business throughout the United States.
We can make a difference.