Former American Express CEO Ken Chenault is leading an effort among Black executives to get companies to help roll back new voting laws: "We're asking Corporate America to publicly and directly oppose any discriminatory legislation."
Fmr AmEx CEO Ken Chenault calls on corporations to call out discriminatory voting laws: “There can be no middle ground.”
Merck CEO Ken Frazier calls out new voting restrictions in Georgia: "Democracy depends on every voter in this country having free and fair access to vote without discrimination and without undo hindrance."
Merck CEO Ken Frazier hits GA voting bill: “Democracy depends on every voter... having free and fair access to vote ..."
Delta responded with a memo from CEO Ed Bastian calling out the Georgia bill: "I need to make it crystal clear that the final bill is unacceptable and does not match Delta’s values." We should note: The Coca Cola and Apple CEOs also went on record to oppose these voting restrictions, but did not appear on camera.
President Biden says he'd "strongly support" MLB moving All Star Game out of Atlanta to protest voter suppression law.
Enter: The Filibuster
Love it or hate it, the filibuster is at the center of this issue. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) had this to say yesterday: "I feel very strongly that when it comes to voting rights, constitutional issues like civil rights, it ought not be sacrificed at the altar of filibusters."