200 companies, including PayPal, Dow, Estee Lauder, HP, Microsoft, Uber, and Under Armour have signed a joint statement condemning election reform efforts in Texas, Georgia, and other states.
“There are hundreds of bills threatening to make voting more difficult in dozens of states nationwide,” the statement began.
“We call on elected leaders in every state capitol and in Congress to work across the aisle and ensure that every eligible American has the freedom to easily cast their ballot and participate fully in our democracy.”
The statement also took aim at legislation “threatening to make voting more difficult” by “[imposing] barriers that result in longer lines at the polls” and “[reducing] access to secure ballot dropboxes.”
Read the full statement here.
The statement comes a week after Georgia Republicans passed multiple new election reform bills that Democrats say are voter suppression efforts.
Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines recently spoke out against the new voting laws, as well as American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Dell Technologies, and AT&T.
The MLB also announced that they will be moving their All-Star game out of Georgia in response to the new voting laws:
BREAKING: @MLB moving All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to GOP voting laws.
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— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 2, 2021