ALERT: 12 DAYS & COUNTING: COCA-COLA CEO WON’T RESPOND TO JCN REQUEST TO DISCUSS GEORGIA VOTING LAW
On April 22, Job Creators Network (JCN) sent a letter to James Quincey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, regarding his openness to productive conversation regarding Georgia’s voting laws, while also inviting him to discuss further with JCN. Twelve days later, Mr. Quincey remains unresponsive. To read JCN’s letter, click here.
“We’ve been waiting patiently for twelve days but we still haven’t heard from Mr. Quincey,” said Alfredo Ortiz, JCN President and CEO. “With every day that goes by, it becomes increasingly clear that Mr. Quincey’s offer to find common ground about the Georgia voting law was nothing more than damage control. That’s too bad, because an earnest conversation about the Georgia voting law is much-needed and Coca-Cola can be a leader in that effort. It’s still not late if Mr. Quincey wants to part of the solution, not part of the problem.”
In his April 22 letter, Mr. Ortiz wrote, “Leaders of major American companies and organizations—you among them—have a responsibility to verify the truth, rather than simply echo unfounded accusations. Let me share with you the facts. Despite urban legend and your previous statement, the Georgia law makes it easy to vote and hard to cheat. It shouldn’t be controversial… Business centers like Atlanta are majority African-American, and ‘protesting’ the whole state only pulls their jobs and small businesses out from under their feet. I would appreciate the opportunity to talk further about this issue with you and discuss how to best help the people of Georgia.”