The Coca Cola Company backed away from other ‘Woke’ corporations this week, telling the Washington Examiner the best way to make “progress” as a nation is to “come together.”
The Atlanta-based corporation had previously denounced Georgia’s Voting Security Bill.
“We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together to listen, respectfully share concerns and collaborate on a path forward. We remain open to productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views,” the company said. “It’s time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy.”
.@CocaCola is now striking a conciliatory tone after coming under pressure from conservatives.
“We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together to listen, respectfully share concerns and collaborate on a path forward."https://t.co/II6leWtxEr
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 15, 2021
“We want to be crystal clear and state unambiguously that we are disappointed in the outcome of the Georgia voting legislation,” said Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey in a statement earlier this month. “Throughout Georgia’s legislative session we provided feedback to members of both legislative chambers and political parties, opposing measures in the bills that would diminish or deter access to voting.”
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.
COKE CANCELED? Activists Call for Boycott Against Coca Cola for ‘Not Opposing Georgia Voting Bill’
Activists in Georgia are preparing a boycott against Coca Cola after the company issued a statement saying they support a “balanced” approach to local election laws.
“Coca-Cola wants Black and brown people to drink their product, then they must speak up when our rights, our lives and our very democracy as we know it is under attack,” Bishop Reginald Jackson told the Journal-Constitution.
Coca-Cola threatened with boycott for not opposing Georgia voting bills https://t.co/tuSRsYvzSn pic.twitter.com/UqEkOrAD5A
— The Hill (@thehill) March 25, 2021
Activists in Georgia are calling for a statewide boycott of Coca-Cola until the company speaks out against measures that would restrict voting access. https://t.co/miCKRqdHIs
— Axios (@axios) March 25, 2021
“The ultimate goal should be fair, secure elections where access to voting is broad-based and inclusive,” said a statement from the global corporation.
“We will speak with our wallets,” Jackson added. “This past summer, Coke and other corporations said they needed to speak out against racism. But they’ve been mighty quiet about this.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
CRUZ MISSILE: The Texas Senator Rips the ‘Rise of the Woke Corporation’
Senator Ted Cruz called out American companies like Coca Cola and others Tuesday over their role in removing the MLB All-Star Game from Atlanta; decrying the ‘rise of the woke corporation.’
“This last month has seen a significant and dramatic change in our country. Not a change for the good. This past month we have seen the rise of the Woke Corporation. We’ve seen the rise of big business enforcing a woke standard,” said Cruz.
“Big business wants to get in bed with big government. They seek special benefits at the expense of the little guy, the small business. The past month these woke corporations have decided to become the political enforcer for Democrats in Washington,” he added.
Sen. @tedcruz: "This past month, we have seen the rise of the woke corporation." pic.twitter.com/SfQatOfGJb
— The Hill (@thehill) April 13, 2021
Officials in Cobb County, Georgia weighed-in this week on MLB’s decision to relocate the All-Star Game out of the Peach State; saying the move will likely cost local businesses upwards of $100 million.
Georgia county says removal of All-Star game will cost tourism $100 million https://t.co/TdSmw7KiJZ pic.twitter.com/Z04XOq23Qb
— The Hill (@thehill) April 5, 2021
“In the initial stages of the pandemic, many Cobb hotels saw single digit occupancy numbers,” said the CEO of Cobb Travel and Tourism. “The 8,000-plus contracted hotel room nights that will not actualize as a result of the MLB All-Star Game relocation will have a negative impact on Cobb’s hospitality industry and other local businesses, further delaying recovery.”
“We are proud of the work that many community partners have dedicated to planning the All Star Game activities. And we will continue, as we always do, to show who we are in Cobb through our outreach, customer service and hard work,” she added.
Former President Donald Trump called for a nationwide boycott of MLB and other “woke” companies who are trying to “interfere with free and fair elections.”
Governor Brian Kemp called-out critics and “woke” businesses over the weekend for leading a nationwide effort to boycott the Peach State’s latest Voting Security Bill; saying he will not apologize for “making it easy to vote and hard to cheat.”
“I let the legislators speak for themselves, but I know for myself and our team, I realize that people have all kinds of different opinions and beliefs about the 2020 election. There were issues that happened,” said Governor Kemp.
“There were issues that needed to be fixed. There are reasons to try and figure out a better way for us to hold elections. There’s nothing wrong with that. We shouldn’t apologize for wanting to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat,” he added.
Read the full report here.