Corporate Heavyweights Stand Up, Speak Out On Voting Rights | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1

Corporate Heavyweights Stand Up, Speak Out On Voting Rights | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

 

Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, talks with Rachel Maddow about the clout corporate executives have in pushing back on Republican voter suppression laws, and why their attention should be on national voting rights legislation instead of playing state-by-state whack-a-mole. Aired on 04/01/2021.
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Corporate Heavyweights Stand Up, Speak Out On Voting Rights | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

51 comments

  1. She so right they do drink coke in Texas and they should remember that! We will not stand for voter restrictions Coke , Delta , Aflac , Home Depot etc. boycott every company who support politicians vote for voter restrictions.

    1. @David Goldman taking away local control of elections and giving the legislative the power to overturn the election

    2. @David Goldman It’s never took me longer than five minutes to vote in my life and I’m fifty eight years old oh I’m Steve’s dad .

  2. When you can not give people in voting line a coca cola, coca cola will stand up for … coca cola

    1. It kind of goes against their commercials from the 70s and 80s. “I’d like to give the World a Coke” or something like that…they should bring those ads back right about now.

    2. True that. I expect to see Coca Cola ads with people drinking Coke in voting lines. I’ll drink to that.

  3. It is great that the CEO’s of the local corporations spoke out and many others are putting pressure on the state leaders to drop that new state law.

    1. @NiNi J the party of slavery was the democrats. Lincoln was a republican. The slave owners were democrats. White ones just lịke biden who took ALL the blm money. They never changed. Only where they put the chains. Around the mind. To be played. So are you stereotyping me as a democrat or republican?

    2. @Gabe Dudley key word you use but seem not to understand….”was”. Go back to your kindergarten teacher if you are unable to google the definition.

    3. THE TYPICAL LUCIFERIAN, DOMESTIC TERRORIST REPUBLICANS ONLY WANTS
      THEIR DOMESTIC TERRORIST MURDERING REPUBLICANS SUPPORTERS VOTES
      TO ONLY COUNT AND NOT TO INCLUDE THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS
      ESPECIALLY PEOPLE OF COLOR, DEMOCRATES ETC… TO BE ABLE TO VOTE.
      THIS EXPLAINS WHY THE REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION ALLOWED THE COVID 19
      INFECTION TO FESTER AND SPREAD CAUSE THE MURDERING REPUBLICANS
      KNEW IT AFFECTED ALOT OF PEOPLE OF COLOR. REPUBLICANS ARE A CANCER
      AMONG AMERICANS THAT NEEDS TO BE VOTED OUT, DEFUNDED AND PROSECUTED
      FOR THEIR LYING, CRIMINAL ACTS AND THE MURDERING OF 5 5 2, O O O AMERICANS
      DUE TO THE REPUBLICANS NEGLECT.

    4. @Cecil Brisley welcome to youtube new user. I dont remember replying to you nor do i have any idea what your talking about. It appears you just have the need to insult in order to comfort your ego. Did it help? Your going to have move past the stage of denajl at some point. Or you might be the next mass shooter. All it take is something trigger you. They control you. Play you. Own you. All you got to do is wake up

    1. Michelle Jean Eden, thank you for your honesty. I’ve been saying for years “Wake Up Georgia” after being stationed at Ft Benning in the 70’s. Your enemy isn’t of color, he looks like you and is running your state.

  4. Meanwhile, some of them still funnel money to the GQP.
    We learned that pledges to not fund the GQP after Insurrection Day did not stand even two months and the money began to flow again.
    Money doesnt care about principles. Its all about appearance.

    1. They saw the spotlight and knew they’d pay for it, so they waited until things cooled down. Both sides knew it would, as it always does

    2. Stop spending money with companies who donate to these politicians period or nothing will change

    3. THE TYPICAL LUCIFERIAN, DOMESTIC TERRORIST REPUBLICANS ONLY WANTS
      THEIR DOMESTIC TERRORIST MURDERING REPUBLICANS SUPPORTERS VOTES
      TO ONLY COUNT AND NOT TO INCLUDE THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS
      ESPECIALLY PEOPLE OF COLOR, DEMOCRATES ETC… TO BE ABLE TO VOTE.
      THIS EXPLAINS WHY THE REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION ALLOWED THE COVID 19
      INFECTION TO FESTER AND SPREAD CAUSE THE MURDERING REPUBLICANS
      KNEW IT AFFECTED ALOT OF PEOPLE OF COLOR. REPUBLICANS ARE A CANCER
      AMONG AMERICANS THAT NEEDS TO BE VOTED OUT, DEFUNDED AND PROSECUTED
      FOR THEIR LYING, CRIMINAL ACTS AND THE MURDERING OF 5 5 2, O O O AMERICANS
      DUE TO THE REPUBLICANS NEGLECT.

    4. @agf1700
      Yes. They will be dragged through federal courts and up to the Supreme Court. Also, HR1 is designed to invalidate quite a bit of the most dangerous fascist elements, so if Democrats ram that through into law, it will take the edge off of these laws immediately everywhere in the land. But the rest still has to be fought in courts and eventually / hopefully shot down for good by Scotus.

  5. If corporations own America, these heavy hitters need to stand up or America will buy elsewhere.

    1. I mean, these corporations own slave factories in China. So even if you do buy elsewhere, it’ll basically be from the same corporations.

  6. “United, we stand. Divided, we fall. And, if our backs should ever be against a wall, we’ll stand together. You and I…”

  7. As Trump had said in a Fox News interview back in September 2020, ‘if All Americans are able to vote, you will never see a Republican voted into office, ever again’.

    The GOP’s attorney’s even stated as much in the SCOTUS case, claiming that if all Americans are able to vote, it gives Democrats an unfair advantage, since most of the US population leans Left.

    1. For some strange reason the GOP thinks it has a right to manipulate the laws of this nation in order to insure it’s survival as a political party. They see themselves as some kind of political institution that serves a vital role in the success of our democracy. Lol.

    2. @randal gibbons If you reward a dog for bad behaviour then who do you blame if it learns the lessons you’ve taught it. The GOP is qualitatively different from the Democrats in their bad behaviour. They’ve learnt that people who vote right, despise and fear the left so much they’ll never change whatever you do to them. They’re like battered wives, mistreated by their GOP husbands who tell them they should be grateful for the abuse as life with the Democrats would be so much worse

    3. THE TYPICAL LUCIFERIAN, DOMESTIC TERRORIST REPUBLICANS ONLY WANTS
      THEIR DOMESTIC TERRORIST MURDERING REPUBLICANS SUPPORTERS VOTES
      TO ONLY COUNT AND NOT TO INCLUDE THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS
      ESPECIALLY PEOPLE OF COLOR, DEMOCRATES ETC… TO BE ABLE TO VOTE.
      THIS EXPLAINS WHY THE REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION ALLOWED THE COVID 19
      INFECTION TO FESTER AND SPREAD CAUSE THE MURDERING REPUBLICANS
      KNEW IT AFFECTED ALOT OF PEOPLE OF COLOR. REPUBLICANS ARE A CANCER
      AMONG AMERICANS THAT NEEDS TO BE VOTED OUT, DEFUNDED AND PROSECUTED
      FOR THEIR LYING, CRIMINAL ACTS AND THE MURDERING OF 5 5 2, O O O AMERICANS
      DUE TO THE REPUBLICANS NEGLECT.

  8. I’m in California and I will boycott these companies who support these antidemocratic policies.

    1. What’s anti-Democratic are the GOP efforts to suppress the votes of people they don’t thin will vote R.

    2. @David Goldman Ok:

      One example is a bill that would limit no-excuse absentee voting — a program that has been in place in Georgia for more than a decade and was traditionally very popular with white and Republican voters in the state. But in 2020, the racial disparity in its usage shrunk significantly, so the GOP ended it……Ending Sunday voting, when the GOP knows that Souls to the Polls has long been a tradition in many Black churches….absolutely NO FRAUD associated with it whatsoever, but just makes sure that Black folk without transportation don’t get it from their churches…..closing the polls at 5pm, when many working people head to the polls…not everyone gets time off to go vote, this just makes sure fewer people can vote…and the kicker, having the legislature take control away from the counties so the GOP gets to decide whose votes count and whose do not. That’s BS.

  9. Today only! Pepsi will accept the return of any brand of Coke, and give you a free 2 liter bottle!

  10. It’s truly great that the CEO’s have spoken out! Should there have been a delay? It’s right and moral to choose just and fair decisions for all humanity.

  11. It’s wayyyyy over due..I’have not slept really slept In a year due to fear and anxiety watching my brothers and sisters being killed as the world watch and do nothing..

  12. Rachel, you are marvelous !!! Have watched your show for years, and have always found you to be the BEST. I’m a Canadian, but still feel horrified by what the GOP think they are entitled to do. Soooooooooooooo similar to Rwanda,, Turkey, et. al. It stops being the United States, but becomes a regime. TrumpUssr Jr. Keep up the great work !! With sincerest regards, S.

  13. I hope people keep an eye on these CEO’s and make sure they continue to stand up! They came out after the bill passed!

  14. The companies that don’t get on board, we should STOP buying from these companies and f-up their money!

  15. I, for one, am quick to switch brands when I find a company is acting against my interests. Price and even quality are secondary when a company becomes my enemy.

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