FINANCIAL TIMES, DECEMBER 22, 2021
The article by Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson explores how US business leaders mobilized to defend democracy following January 6th, but have since grown complacent before the public attacks on voting rights. CGC’s CEO and co-founder, Bruce Bond is quoted, offering an explanation of the business community’s withdrawal:
One reason, according to Bruce Bond, chief executive of the non-profit Common Ground Committee, is the backlash that companies in Georgia faced after opposing new voting restrictions. Few companies have stuck their necks out since. Other legislative priorities have shunted voting rights aside, from the $1.2tn infrastructure bill to the recently derailed Build Back Better plan with its mooted corporate tax increases.
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