Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA) on Thursday called on major businesses and organizations that oppose Georgia Republicans’ new sweeping restrictions on voting to hit the wallets of those directly responsible for the law.
“Corporations disgusted like we are with the disgraceful Voter Suppression bill should stop any financial support to Georgia’s Republican Party, which is abusing its power to make it harder for Americans to vote,” Ossoff told the National Review.
The Democratic senator spoke against calls for companies to yank their business from his state, including President Joe Biden’s endorsement of the Major League Baseball (MLB) organization potentially withdrawing its upcoming All-Star game from Atlanta.
“I absolutely oppose and reject any notion of boycotting Georgia,” Ossoff said. “Georgia welcomes business, investment, jobs, opportunity, and events. In fact, economic growth is driving much of the political progress we have seen here.”
There’s been a steady flow of businesses, including those based in Georgia like Coca-Cola and Delta, that have been publicly condemning the anti-voting law as voting rights advocates threaten to boycott companies that remain silent.
Georgia House Republicans lashed out at Delta on Thursday by voting to strip the airline giant of its jet fuel tax break after Delta CEO Ed Bastian slammed the voting bill as “unacceptable.” However, the state Senate did not take up the House’s measure, leaving the tax break intact.