Amazon has joined the chorus of corporate leaders attacking Georgia’s election law by calling on states to “follow Virginia’s leadership,” instead. According to Amazon spokesperson and former Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney, “efforts to disenfranchise black people and other minorities continue to this day.”
“It has been fifty-six years since the Voting Rights Act became law, yet efforts to disenfranchise black people and other minorities continue to this day,” said Amazon spokesperson and former Obama White House press secretary Jay Carney in a statement on Thursday.
“The ability to vote is one of the most prized fundamental rights in American democracy, and Amazon supports policies that protect and expand those rights,” Carney added.
— Jay Carney (@JayCarney) April 1, 2021
The Amazon spokesperson went on to praise “the Commonwealth of Virginia” for its Voting Rights Act of Virginia, which was approved by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) on Wednesday.