Corporate America is wading into the voting rights brawl. Here’s why.
In response to state Republican efforts to restrict voting access and threats of boycotts from voting rights activists, corporate America has begun issuing statements on the issue. Voting rights advocates argue that the corporate response to the coronavirus pandemic and racial reckoning following the death of George Floyd helped prepare corporations to weigh-in on voting rights. Activists are pleased with corporate statements criticizing Republican voting restriction bills, and are working to ensure that corporations take action. Republicans have rejected corporate criticism and may take legislative action against companies who oppose their agendas.
Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.