Georgia faith leaders put off business boycott but will protest The Masters

Georgia faith leaders put off business boycott but will protest The Masters


A team of religious leaders says it will wait to begin boycotting Georgia-based businesses it considers to have shown insufficient opposition to the state’s new Republican-backed voting reforms.

The group decided to delay a boycott, originally scheduled to begin on Wednesday, until after it meets with executives who lead Aflac, AT&T, Home Depot, Southern Company, and UPS, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

“Hopefully, we won’t have to give the signal,” Bishop Reginald Jackson, who leads the African Methodist Episcopal Sixth Episcopal District of Georgia, said. “We want these companies to speak out publicly against this legislation, to use their lobbying resources to fight voting restrictions in other states, and to publicly support federal legislation to expand voting rights.”

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However, Jackson and the others do have plans to hold a protest this week outside the Augusta National Golf Club during The Masters tournament over golf’s silence

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