After Georgia Governor Bryan Kemp signed the election integrity law in 2021, voting rights activists have called for a boycott of Georgia businesses in an effort to counter the controversial bill that ultimately seeks to suppress black voter turnout Does. One of the proposed boycotts is Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, which, along with Coca-Cola, has been accused of not taking a coercive enough stand against the Election Integrity Act. Following a publicly heightened investigation, Delta CEO Ed Bastian has since issued a memo (to employees) in which he condemns the controversial bill and vows to work toward expanding voter rights.
“Since the bill’s inception, Delta has joined other major Atlanta corporations to work closely with elected officials of both parties and remove some of the most egregious measures in the bill.” Bastian wrote. “We had some success in eliminating the most repressive tactics that some had proposed. However, I need to clarify that the last bill is unacceptable and does not match the values of delta. “
Bastian, with his displeasure, also stated that “the entire justification of this bill was based on lies.” Of course, there are widespread accusations from Donald Trump and Republicans that massive voter fraud occurred during the 2020 presidential election and Senate run-off. Those charges have not been upheld in court and resulted in several multi-billion dollar lawsuits against right-wing media organizations such as Rudy Giuliani, Sydney Powell and Fox News.
You can see the full memo from Delta CEO Ed Bastian below:
Is here @ Delhi Memo from CEO on Georgia Voting Bill: “I need to clarify that the final bill is unacceptable … The entire justification of this bill was based on a lie: There was widespread voter fraud in Georgia in the 2020 elections. That’s not true at all.” is” pic.twitter.com/1KetMY6Ihh
– DavidShaperson (@davidshepardson) March 31, 2021