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Tue Apr 20, 2021, 11:23 AM

Georgia Faith Leaders to Urge Boycott of Home Depot Over Voting Law

Source: New York Times

Georgia Faith Leaders to Urge Boycott of Home Depot Over Voting Law

Black religious leaders representing more than 1,000 churches in the state are planning a “warning shot” for other Republican-led states that are trying to limit voting access.

By Nick Corasaniti
April 20, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET

A major coalition of Black faith leaders in Georgia, representing more than 1,000 churches in the state, will call on Tuesday for a boycott of Home Depot, arguing that the company has abdicated its responsibility as a good corporate citizen by not pushing back on the state’s new voting law.

The call for a boycott, led by Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, who oversees all 534 African Methodist Episcopal churches in Georgia, represents one of the first major steps to put significant economic pressure on businesses to be more vocal in opposing Republican efforts in Georgia and around the country to enact new restrictions on voting.

“We don’t believe this is simply a political matter,” Bishop Jackson said in an interview. “This is a matter that deals with securing the future of this democracy, and the greatest right in this democracy is the right to vote.”

Home Depot, Mr. Jackson said, “demonstrated an indifference, a lack of response to the call, not only from clergy, but a call from other groups to speak out in opposition to this legislation.”

While boycotts can be challenging to carry out in ways that put meaningful financial pressure on large corporations, the call nonetheless represents a new phase in the battle over voting rights in Georgia, where many Democrats and civil rights groups have been reluctant to support boycotts, viewing them as risking unfair collateral damage for the companies’ workers.

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Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/20/us/politics/georgia-home-depot-boycott.html

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 11:46 AM

1. I've been boycotting Home Depot for years

...due to co-founder Bernie Marcus' support for Trump. I will continue.

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Response to Ritabert (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 01:47 PM

2. Also Arthur Blank.

He owns a fancy elitist dude ranch in the valley where I live and he's been trying to buy up the whole valley. Local land owners have banded together and refuse to sell any more land to him. Uday and Qusay come here to hunt and have their rich people orgies, maybe they're eating children there too. I mean, who knows?

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