Hundreds of companies signed a letter in an ad that appeared in The New York Times Thursday to oppose GOP election integrity measures. The companies included Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Twitter.
The statement, which also appeared in The Washington Post, included numerous corporations. In addition to Big Tech leaders, General Motors, Coca-Cola, Major League Baseball and many others joined the movement to opposed Republican-led voter reform efforts.
“Voting is the lifeblood of our democracy and we call upon all Americans to join us in taking a nonpartisan stand for this most basic and fundamental right of all Americans,” the statement read.
“We should all feel a responsibility to defend the right to vote and to oppose any discriminatory legislation or measures that restrict or prevent any eligible voter from having an equal and fair opportunity to cast a ballot,” it added.
Though the statement does not mention a specific bill, two major pieces of legislation are at stake. The first is Georgia’s recent voting reform law. Recently signed by Gov. Brian Kemp (R), the bill requires proof of voter ID. Opponents have called it “Jim Crow 2.0.”
The Georgia bill led to Major League Baseball moving its All-Star Game to Colorado in opposition. Never mind that Denver is a less diverse state with stricter voting laws and will be played in a stadium named after one of the nation’s leading conservatives. All that mattered was “punishing” Georgia for its attempt to strengthen voter integrity.
Several Republican-led states are considering similar legislation following controversies during the 2020 presidential election. Leftist corporations are sending a clear message against those who would seek to make election laws stricter in any way, claiming they somehow oppose democracy or are racist.
The second important bill at stake is the “For the People Act” recently passed by the House. The act would nationalize many state voting requirements. The bill currently faces Republican opposition in the Senate where it will require a supermajority of 60 votes to pass.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said companies should stay out of politics on Monday ahead of the ads. Former President Donald Trump called for a boycott of several companies that opposed Georgia’s new voter reform law.
Now that Big Tech companies have joined the movement, conservative Americans need to brace themselves for the worst. Unless legislation or the courts intervene, our right to vote is under the threat of the same companies that banned Trump from social media.
In communist nations, big media is controlled by the government. They can only publish or air what is state-approved. America is getting pretty close to this level. When social media can delete your content over a particular keyword and the left can shut you out of radio and television by labeling you a racist or extremist, there’s not much room to operate.
But don’t quit yet. Like Trump mentioned in his protest call, there are more conservatives in America than communists or socialists. We just need to vote our values and live out our convictions, whether Big Tech likes it or not.