Left-wing activists groups are targeting the state of Georgia after Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed an election integrity bill into law last week.
One of the most high-profile targets of the boycotts is the Augusta National Golf Course, home to the Professional Golf Association’s (PGA) Masters Tournament, the most storied professional golf tournament in the United States.
“The PGA Tour and Masters Tournament have both made commitments to help diversify golf and address racial inequities in this country – and we expect them to not only speak out against Georgia’s new racist voter suppression law – but to also take action,” David J. Johns, Executive Director of the The National Black Justice Coalition said in a statement (pictured above).
Many critics of the bill call it “racist.”
Other potential victims of a boycott of the Peach State include Coca Cola, which is headquartered in Georgia, along with Major League Baseball, which intends to host its All-Star game in Georgia this year.
Savannah Mayor Van Johnson said on Twitter that he will not be purchasing Coca Cola products for the foreseeable future.
I am not feeling like purchasing or consuming @CocaCola or any of its products for quite some time… Looking at a few other GA companies. How about you?
— Van R. Johnson, II (@VanRJohnson) March 26, 2021
Aflac, Delta Air Lines, Home Depot and UPS, all based in Georgia, are also being urged to speak out against the law, and could face boycotts if they do not comply.
This boycott is different than most.
None of the companies or entities in question actively supported the election integrity bill, which requires voter identification for absentee ballots, and limits the use of ballot drop-boxes, which caused headaches during the 2020 election cycle, as hundreds of thousands of legally-required chain of custody documents for absentee ballots left in drop boxes were never provided.
In fact, the companies and entities facing boycott took no stance on the bill.
But their silence is being construed as support by some of the state’s leading radical leftists.
“We will speak with our wallets,” well known African Methodist Episcopal Bishop Reginald Jackson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “This past summer, Coke and other corporations said they needed to speak out against racism. But they’ve been mighty quiet about this.”
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