ALERT: 7 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. Seven days later, Mr. Quincey remains unresponsive. To read JCN’s letter, click here.
“It’s disappointing that Mr. Quincey won’t respond,” said Alfredo Ortiz, JCN President and CEO. “Mr. Quincey’s silence raises concerns that he wasn’t serious about having a good-faith discussion about the Georgia voting law – that it was just a PR stunt after a severe public backlash. However, I remain hopeful that Mr. Quincey will get back to me soon, given the continued public interest in this issue. At the very least, if Mr. Quincey doesn’t want to meet, he should say so. Coca-Cola shareholders and consumers are keeping a close eye on where his company goes from here.”
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.”