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So Coca-Cola issues a statement about their displeasure with Georgia's new voting legislation, and Republicans cry "CANCEL CULTURE" and themselves trying to cancel Coke?

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/georgia-republicans-request-coke-products-be-banned-from-their-offices

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A handful of Republican state legislators in Georgia are requesting the removal of Coca-Cola products from their offices after the Atlanta-based beverage giant criticized the state's new elections law.

The GOP legislators wrote a letter dated Saturday to Kevin Perry, president and CEO of the Georgia Beverage Association, criticizing the company for caving to "the pressure of an out of control cancel culture."

"We respectfully request all Coca-Cola products be removed from our office suite immediately," says the letter, signed by eight GOP state House members. “Should Coke choose to read the bill, share its true intentions and accept their role in the dissemination of mistruths, we would welcome a conversation to rebuild a working relationship.”

COCA-COLA REQUIRED ID IN 2020 SHAREHOLDER MEETING, BUT SLAMS GEORGIA FOR VOTER ID LAW


The letter comes after Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO James Quincey issued a statement last week saying the company was "disappointed in the outcome of the Georgia voting legislation."

"Voting is a foundational right in America, and we have long championed efforts to make it easier to vote," Quincey said. "We want to be crystal clear and state unambiguously that we are disappointed in the outcome of the Georgia voting legislation. 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."

He added that Coca-Cola's focus "is now on supporting federal legislation that protects voting access and addresses voter suppression across the country."

The legislation places new restrictions on voting by mail, adds voter ID requirements, and limits ballot drop boxes. It also mandates two Saturdays of early voting ahead of general elections, an increase from just one, and leaves two Sundays as optional. The legislation also bans outside groups from handing out food or water to those waiting in line to vote.

In the letter, the legislators praised parts of the bill, which they said: "expands early voting opportunities, provides for a pathway to ensure shorter voting lines, secures the use of drop boxes which would otherwise be illegal, as well as several other provisions allowing all Georgians greater access to fast, secure and transparent elections.”

They also accused the company of making the "conscious decision to perpetuate a national dialogue which seeks to intentionally mislead the citizens of Georgia and deepen a divide in our great state."

“We have the responsibility to all of Georgia to not engage in those misguided intentions nor continue to support corporations who choose," they added in the letter.

The company required valid ID to be admitted to its 2020 meeting of shareholders.


In this photo illustration, the Coca-Cola logo is seen displayed on a smartphone and a PC screen on March 23, 2021. (Getty Images)
“At the entrance to the meeting, we will verify your registration and request to see your admission ticket and a valid form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport,” the company wrote in reference to its 2020 annual meeting of shareholders.

Democrats and voting rights advocates argue that the legislation would make it harder for people, particularly those of color, to vote. While Republican supporters say the law is needed to restore confidence in Georgia’s elections.

 

 

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"We respectfully request all Coca-Cola products be removed from our office suite immediately,"

This raises the most questions to me.

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2 minutes ago, Raptorpat said:

"We respectfully request all Coca-Cola products be removed from our office suite immediately,"

This raises the most questions to me.

But what will the underage children enjoy?

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“Georgia needs to restore faith in our elections” is code for, “our elections were secure, but we need to assure republican voters that they’ll never not like an election result again”

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Raptorpat said:

"We respectfully request all Coca-Cola products be removed from our office suite immediately,"

This raises the most questions to me.

I'm pretty sure what they mean is all the varieties of Coke, as well as other drinks they own like Sprite and whatever the fuck else (there is a lot).

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Posted (edited)

For a group so opposed to “cancel culture” they sure do like to cancel shit. NFL. Nike. Keurig. MLB. It’s really something 

Lil Nas X

Cardi B and Megan Thee

I’m sure there’s plenty more if I shook the cancel-tree. 

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25 minutes ago, Doom Metal Alchemist said:

(there is a lot)

all in their office suite?

what are we counting as in the "suite"?

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2 hours ago, Sawdamizer said:

But what will the underage children enjoy?

They only ever got Shasta....

Because kids will drink anything.

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Just now, scoobdog said:

They only ever got Shasta....

Because kids will drink anything.

A-Treat is all they gettin

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2 hours ago, Raptorpat said:

a peek inside the office of one of the eight lawmakers

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Is that from the Expo in Milan?

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1 minute ago, Sawdamizer said:

A-Treat is all they gettin

TBF... Milkshake Day is a treat for most boys and girls.

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34 minutes ago, scoobdog said:

Is that from the Expo in Milan?

No, it's clearly a Georgia state rep's office suite.

If you squint hard enough you can see someone in the corner trying to disenfranchise urban voters.

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3 hours ago, Raptorpat said:

all in their office suite?

what are we counting as in the "suite"?

Should I play along or answer honestly? I'll go with honestly.

The way it works in my workplace is that the breakrooms have fridges filled to the brim with a wide variety of canned and bottled drink options. Coke owns a lot of them, and not just the ones that say "Coke" or "Coca-Cola" on them. And not even just sodas either. In our break rooms we have a lot of Coca-Cola products. These Republicans also (but maybe not much longer) have a lot of Coca-Cola products too.

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That's cool, my office has a water cooler and a mini fridge to park a lunch or leftovers.

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The thing to enjoy from all this is Yertle going on tv and telling corporations that they need to stay out of politics.

And then returning to clarify he wasn't talking about political donations. Apparently those are just fine, keep 'em coming. But don't you dare tell them what to do for that money. Just hand over the money. 

 

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I can't wait for someone to make shittier RC Cola, somehow a Conservative version of Coke.

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16 minutes ago, katt_goddess said:

The thing to enjoy from all this is Yertle going on tv and telling corporations that they need to stay out of politics.

And then returning to clarify he wasn't talking about political donations. Apparently those are just fine, keep 'em coming. But don't you dare tell them what to do for that money. Just hand over the money. 

 

Did he every tell Trump to stay out of politics, as someone who was known for literally nothing other than owning corporations? 🤔

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Posted (edited)
On 4/8/2021 at 11:49 AM, 1pooh4u said:

“Georgia needs to restore faith in our elections” is code for, “our elections were secure, but we need to assure republican voters that they’ll never not like an election result again” black folks don't try and show their ass again and vote. 

*fixed

and imo stacey abrams did a kick ass job getting those folks voting. 

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1 hour ago, discolé monade said:

*fixed

and imo stacey abrams did a kick ass job getting those folks voting. 

She did a phenomenal job. It’s crazy how republicans think they were cheated after they literally robbed her of the governorship 

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Hopefully all these new election laws will get shot down for creating an undue burden on voters 

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