Black Executives to Corporations: Fight Voter Suppression

Black business leaders (like Kenneth Chenault above) in America are banding together to call on companies to fight a wave of res
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Dozens of the most prominent Black business leaders (like Kenneth Chenault above) in America are banding together to call on companies to fight a wave of restrictive voting bills being advanced by Republicans in at least 43 states.

The campaign appears to be the first time that so many powerful Black executives have organized to directly call out their peers for failing to stand up for racial justice.

The effort, led by Kenneth Chenault, a former chief executive of American Express, and Kenneth Frazier, the chief executive of Merck, is a response to the swift passage of a Georgia law that they contend makes it harder for Black people to vote. As the debate about that bill raged in recent weeks, most major corporations — including those with headquarters in Atlanta — did not take a position on the legislation.

“There is no middle ground here,” Mr. Chenault said. “You either are for more people voting, or you want to suppress the vote.”

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