Atlanta Mayor Bottoms: 'Threat of an Economic Boycott Is a Driving Factor' in Corporate Opposition to GA Law

Atlanta Mayor Bottoms: 'Threat of an Economic Boycott Is a Driving Factor' in Corporate Opposition to GA Law


On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Velshi,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) said that it’s very clear that “the threat of an economic boycott is a driving factor” in the corporate opposition to Georgia’s election law.

Host Ali Velshi asked, “Mayor, you obviously have to have important and strong relationships with these 30 Fortune 500 companies in the Atlanta area. They are hometown companies. How do you negotiate this with them? Because they didn’t come out clearly enough about this bill. In fact, Delta put out a statement that seemed almost complimentary of the changes that had occurred to this bill that still kept it as a pretty bad bill. What happened to change them all into this place where they seem to be solidly behind the efforts to overcome this law?”

Bottoms answered, “Well, very clearly the threat of an economic boycott is a driving factor. And

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