Corporate America’s campaign to protect voting rights has gone to Texas, with many companies including Microsoft, HP and Salesforce calling on local authorities to oppose changes that could prevent voters from voting.
The program of open letter Tuesday from Fair Elections Texas, a so-called non-partisan organization, it shows the recent criticism by major corporations on ballot papers that Republicans made after Donald Trump’s election.
According to the independent agency Brennan Center for Justice, about 50 ban loans have been filed in Texas, more than in any other country.
Many of these could ban voting by mail, shorten the start of voting, increase the chances of long queues on election day, promote the cleanup of voters and increase the risk of voter intimidation, the Brennan Center was warned.
The Texas Fair Elections letter, signed by the incumbents of American Airlines, Levi Strauss and Unilever, voted as popular as both voters, best in business and at the core of corporate commitment to racial equality.
The editors of the letter cited the findings of a Republican researcher’s findings bipartisan support for points that increase the chances of voting, and a learning says the Texas economy could lose billions of dollars if voting restrictions become law.
“We believe the growth of free trade is directly related to the rights of its citizens. Freedom is maintained in our democracy as we make free and fair elections that protect the fundamental rights of all Texans,” the treaty wrote.
Texas has recently been on the rise corporate finance. CBRE, Charles Schwab and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have relocated their headquarters to Lone Star state, which has no corporate tax or government funding. Tesla is building its Gigafactory there, and Apple is building a $ 1bn campus in Austin.
American Airlines and Dell, two Texas-based companies, had previously said they were opposed to Republican special voting loans that Democrats and human rights groups have said could bar Texas Texas voters from racial and ethnic divisions.
Republicans in government are backsliding. Dan Patrick, the state governor, last month said the Texans were “tired of organizations that do not agree with our ideology in trying to follow government policies”.
In a statement to the Wall Street Journal last week, Senator Ted Cruz was warned “CEOs”
Last month, companies including Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines criticized Georgia’s new voting rules, Mitch McConnell, the junior leader of the Republican Senate, criticized companies for “acting like a parallel government”, telling them “not to get involved in politics”.
Instead, managers have been looking to collaborate in collaborative groups to be able to direct their responses to says 361 anti-voting bills reported in 47 countries, as well as state laws passed by Democrats to promote voting opportunities.
Companies are “feeling back”, says Daniella Ballou-Aares, director of the Leadership Now Project, which has helped coordinate leaders’ responses to the voting rights movement. But many volunteered to refute the “big lie” that voter fraud had led to Joe Biden winning the election and “not being afraid of this”, he added.
The companies were “quietly negotiating” with lawmakers in Texas, many of whom would still remember the power of companies such as investors, employers and donors, Ballou-Aares said: “There are very few Republicans who are very visible and capable of [for lost] private donation companies but not a viable option for many. ”
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