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Fri Apr 2, 2021, 04:14 PM

Texas businesses oppose voter suppression;

national reaction against Coke, Delta, et. al. is having an effect.

Texas-based corporate leaders are trying to avoid the widespread criticism experienced by large Georgia-based corporations for not opposing the major voter restriction law passed by Republicans in the state until after the fact.

“We are strongly opposed to this bill and others like it. As a Texas-based business, we must stand up for the rights of our team members and customers who call Texas home, and honor the sacrifices made by generations of Americans to protect and expand the right to vote,” the Fort Worth-based airline [American Airlines] said in a statement. Michael Dell, founder and CEO of the Texas-based Dell Technologies, also came out against the bill, tweeting: “Free, fair, equitable access to voting is the foundation of American democracy. Those rights—especially for women, communities of color—have been hard-earned.”

The article goes on to say that the reactions of other Texas businesses (SW Airlines, AT&T) is more tepid. And there's this "howler" from Lt. Gov. Patrick.

“ 'Texans are fed up with corporations that don’t share our values trying to dictate public policy.' ” Funny how Texas Republicans are allllll about making businesses happy until businesses express opposition to something being done to cement Republican power...."

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Fri Apr 2, 2021, 04:52 PM

1. What if giant corporation quip funding the GQP? Hmmmmm....

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Fri Apr 2, 2021, 04:52 PM

2. "Dannie Scott Goeb" aka the Lt Gov needs to STFU

The first flight I ever took was on Southwest from San Antonio to Austin. I’ve known people who worked for every one of those companies and have had a contentious love/hate relationship with AT&T all my adult life.

All Texans deserve to vote freely and with dignity - as should be the case in an actual democracy. Is good for business, and the loudmouth dannie from Maryland should go lean heavily on his truck, and think on how to quit being so awful.

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Response to Mersky (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 09:30 PM

4. Thanks, Mersky. My brain slips out of gear more and more often at this age.

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