Georgia-Based Companies Still Face Boycott Threats

Community groups are demanding companies respond to Georgia's new voting law.

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- Civil rights and faith groups in Georgia are still calling for a corporate boycott, even after some companies publicly condemned the state's new voting law. Group leaders say statements from Georgia-based companies, like Delta and Coca-Cola, came too late. They announced several demands, which include supporting federal lawsuits against a Georgia law and support for federal voting rights legislation. Senator Raphael Warnock of Georgia said that the law is a form of voter suppression.

RAPHAEL WARNOCK: These are politicians who are so focused on maintaining their power that they're willing to do anything to stay in power, including undermine the basic tenets of the democracy itself. We have to push back hard. This is a 911 emergency for our democracy.

- And you know, not all voting rights advocates support a boycott right now. For example, Stacey Abrams says that she wants to give corporations a chance to fund efforts like voter registration campaigns.