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Wed Jul 14, 2021, 01:06 PM

More than 150 companies call on Congress to strengthen Voting Rights Act

Source: CNBC

Apple, Amazon, Google, Starbucks and Pepsi are among more than 150 companies that signed onto a letter released Wednesday calling on Congress to pass legislation that would expand the Voting Rights Act's protections for minority voters.

"Despite decades of progress, impediments to exercising the right to vote persist in many states, especially for communities of color. We need federal protections to safeguard this fundamental right for all Americans," the companies wrote in the letter.

The letter calls for Congress to pass legislation that would update the 1965 Voting Rights Act in order to address a 2013 Supreme Court ruling that did away with one of its most effective provisions.

That provision required certain jurisdictions with histories of racial discrimination to receive federal approval for new voting rules. In Shelby County v. Holder, the top court ruled that the formula Congress had used to determine which localities must receive preclearance was out of date and unlawful.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/more-than-150-companies-call-on-congress-to-strengthen-voting-rights-act/ar-AAM9ClN?li=BB141NW3&ocid=DELLDHP



Cut off donations to those who oppose it and you'll see it passed pretty damn quick.

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Reply More than 150 companies call on Congress to strengthen Voting Rights Act (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 14 OP
asiliveandbreathe Jul 14 #1
BaronChocula Jul 14 #13
lamp_shade Jul 14 #2
ananda Jul 14 #3
lamp_shade Jul 14 #4
SheltieLover Jul 14 #5
Bayard Jul 14 #6
bucolic_frolic Jul 14 #7
Ford_Prefect Jul 14 #8
certainot Jul 14 #10
certainot Jul 14 #9
monkeyman1 Jul 14 #11
C Moon Jul 14 #12
bluedigger Jul 14 #14
LymphocyteLover Jul 14 #15
drray23 Jul 15 #16
joetheman Jul 15 #17

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 01:11 PM

1. DONATE to DEMS ..CORPS..put your money where your mouth is!! n/t

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 06:27 PM

13. phuggin A right

"Calls on Congress" be damned. Announce some incentive$.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 01:13 PM

2. Apple, Amazon, Google, Starbucks, Pepsi, Microsoft, PayPal, Target, Unilever, Tesla and Facebook...

just to name a few.

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Response to lamp_shade (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 01:58 PM

3. Are they actually putting their money where their mouth is or...

are they just pandering for business so we won't boycott
and/or give them bad press?

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Response to ananda (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 02:00 PM

4. Time will tell...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 02:21 PM

5. They should also be pushing to abolish filibuster AND to expand SCOTUS

Because you know what will happen if these do not happen.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 02:56 PM

6. Dear Companies:

Just call on Congress to pass HR1.

Thanks

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 04:03 PM

7. Companies rely on popularity to make money and grow. The GOP? Not so much.

A competitive party can sell its ideas and platform to the public. A party with unpopular ideas is going nowhere, unless they use a power grab and repress popular ideas. What's the logic behind that? Power, privilege, money, and righteousness?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 04:13 PM

8. To some extent the GOP is alternately financed. Their money comes from companies who are opposed to

public interest of any kind, and thanks to Justice Roberts they can donate as much as they like.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 04:24 PM

10. at $1000/hr they also benefit from $90M/wk in free rw radio, or $5B/yr

$1000 x 15hrs/day x 1200 radio stations

that is their most important advantage and more important than money from corporations because without the made to order constituencies those radio stations create, GOP politicians would look 100% bought

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 04:19 PM

9. one way to reduce the effects of rw suppression is for companies to give the day off to vote

maybe let employees make the time/salary up with a bit of flex time, etc

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 04:35 PM

11. better yet is to vote pos people out period!!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 04:59 PM

12. Hopefully the right has opened a can of worms by trying so hard to disenfranchise voters.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 06:32 PM

14. Practically a third of the Fortune 500.

Well, that is impressive.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 10:40 PM

15. Good news-- but pro-business Republicans will start voting for this then?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 12:29 AM

16. hopefully some of these are part of oil, gas and coal industry.

That could get Joe Manchinís attention.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 08:40 AM

17. They need to start pulling out of states where their Senators and Reps vote against voting rights

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Or where states are passing voting suppression legislation.

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