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AME Church to Boycott Coca-Cola, Other Companies Unless They Do More to Fight Georgia Election Lawposted on April 3, 2021
Jack Jenkins of Religion News Service reports that the African Methodist Episcopal Church is threatening to boycott Coca-Cola and other Georgia-based companies due to their inaction about new voting restrictions. A new law institutes voter ID requirements, outlaws the handing out of food and water to voters waiting in line, and diminishes the number of ballot drop boxes. AME Bishop Reginald T. Jackson said, “We cannot and will not support the companies that do not support us in our struggle to cast our ballots and exercise our freedom.” The AME church, among other predominantly black Christian groups, is calling for the companies to go further than their public condemnations of the law, specifically asking them to support federal voting rights legislation and back a lawsuit against the new legislation.