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Atlanta Faith Leaders Postpone Planned Boycott In Response To Georgia’s New Voting Law

African Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop Reginald Jackson announces a boycott of Coca-Cola Co. products outside the Georgia Capitol on Thursday in Atlanta. Jackson says Coca-Cola and other large Georgia companies haven't done enough to oppose restrictive voting bills that Georgia lawmakers were debating as Jackson spoke.
African Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop Reginald Jackson announces a boycott of Coca-Cola Co. products outside the Georgia Capitol on Thursday in Atlanta. Jackson says Coca-Cola and other large Georgia companies haven't done enough to oppose restrictive voting bills that Georgia lawmakers were debating as Jackson spoke.
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A previously planned national boycott of some Atlanta-based corporations is on hold for now.

The boycott, organized by Black faith leaders, was planned against companies including Home Depot, Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines in response to Georgia’s controversial new voting legislation.

On Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, who presides over the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, joined host Rose Scott to explain why he and other faith leaders are holding off on the boycott for now.

Jackson told Scott he and other religious leaders plan to meet several Georgia corporate leaders to encourage them to speak out to similar voting measures being considered in other states nationwide.

Guest:

  • Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, who presides over the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

To hear the full conversation, click on the audio player above.