North Carolina Puts Woke Corp America On Notice As County Bans Coca-Cola Machines Over ‘Left Wing’ Politics
Officials in Surry County, North Carolina, just sent a message to woke corporate America and voted to remove Coca-Cola machines from all government facilities over the beverage company ‘left wing’ politics detailed in the CEO’s comments about a new Georgia voting law. The ban passed with a 3-2 vote.
Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey said at the time the bill passed: “Let me be crystal clear and unequivocal, this legislation is unacceptable, it is a step backward and it does not promote principles we have stood for in Georgia, around broad access to voting, around voter convenience, about ensuring election integrity, and this is frankly just a step backwards.”
“Voting is a foundational right in America, and we have long championed efforts to make it easier to vote,” Quincey wrote in a statement posted on Coca-Cola’s website on April 1. “We want to be crystal clear and state unambiguously that we are disappointed in the outcome of the Georgia voting legislation.”
He added, Throughout Georgia’s legislative session we provided feedback to members of both legislative chambers and political parties, opposing measures in the bills that would diminish or deter access to voting.”
Surry County Commissioner Ed Harris provided NBC with the copy of a letter he sent Quincey informing him of the ban where he calls out Coca-Cola’s “corporate political commentary favoring the Democratic party.”
“Our Board felt that was the best way to take a stand and express our disappointment in Coca-Cola’s actions, which are not representative of most views of our citizens,” he wrote.
“Our Board hopes that other organizations across the country are taking similar stances against Coca-Cola and sincerely wishes that future marketing efforts and comments emanating from your company are more considerate of all your customers’ viewpoints.”
Harris wrote that the beverage company supports “the out-of-control cancel culture and bigoted leftist mob.”
“Michael Jordan once said ‘Republicans buy sneakers too’ when asked why he didn’t make public comments about politics,” Harris wrote.
“Citizens of Surry County and across America are growing increasingly tired of large multinational corporations and their CEOs pushing an increasingly intolerant, bigoted, left-wing, divisive political agenda on its customers.”
A spokesperson for Coca-Cola said:
“Representatives from our local bottler have reached out to the county commissioners, and they look forward to continuing their productive conversations with those officials.”
Officials in Surry County, North Carolina, vote to ban Coca-Cola machines after company criticizes Georgia voting law. https://t.co/9ZK8faxlw5— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 4, 2021
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