Florida's new election law praised as model for all states
The governor of Florida is getting rave reviews from conservatives after signing an election integrity bill into law.
A portion of a television ad from Heritage Action states, "President Biden is lying about Georgia's new election reform. Even The Washington Post caught him in in his lies" and goes on to explain that the new law expands and promotes early voting, kicks special interest groups out of polling places, and allows counties to provide water for people waiting in line.
President Biden has pointed to the water issue on a number of occasions to criticize the law. In late March, he called the law as an "atrocity."
"We're going on local TV and CNBC to push back against the false narrative from the left and from some corporations that the new Georgia voting law is somehow Jim Crow 2.0 or a restriction on voting," says Noah Weinrich, press secretary for Heritage Action. "That's simply false."
Like Governor Brian Kemp (R-Georgia) and other supporters of the law, Weinrich says the act makes it easier to vote and harder to cheat.
The $1 million ad campaign from Heritage Action is scheduled to run for the next few weeks, as the left is doing to the corporate world what it did to higher education decades ago – infiltrating, taking over, and weaponizing it to force their radical political goals on America.
"We want to make sure that the Georgia grassroots see this, but particularly business leaders," Weinrich continues. "Obviously, a lot of these are national corporations, and we want the leaders to see the truth about Georgia's bill no matter where they are."
Executives from more than 100 leading US corporations met on a Zoom call over the weekend to plot a coordinated protest against Georgia's voter integrity measure. CEOs from AMC Theatres, Walmart, United and American Airlines, Levi-Strauss, LinkedIn, the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, AMEX, and Merck were among those on the call.
Justin Danhof of the National Center for Public Policy Research says American businesses are becoming another nearly overwhelming army for the progressive cause.
"We now see, on almost every single issue, corporate America is … the political heft for the left, they're carrying the water for the left, or they're the mouthpiece for the left," Danhof observes.
The call ended without a specific plan but an agreed-upon buy-in to activism against a slew of voter integrity laws in various states. Danhof says radical leftists are conquering corporate America like they did higher education a century ago.
"What we're witnessing is the left's closing gambit, if you will, on their march through the cultural lane that is big business," he submits. "The liberal left is marching through corporate America and taking it over in a very real sense."
Conservatives, capitalists, and free-market advocates have been talking about pushing back with boycotts, petitions, and threats to advertisers for decades, but they rarely followed through.
"All of those hollow threats emboldened leftists, which are starting to take over most corporations from the top – the boards and the C-suitse and the CEOs -- to take whatever political action the political left wants them to," Danhof laments.
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