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From Coke to woke, the Georgia-based soda conglomerate is now feeling the effects of its rash decision. By condemning the state’s new GOP voting reform bill, the company now stands to lose a lot from within Georgia and outside. 

RELATED: Trump Calls For Boycott of MLB, Woke Companies

From Coke to Woke

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey joined a number of woke companies and the Major League Baseball organization in criticizing the new voting law. “Let me be crystal clear and unequivocal: This legislation is unacceptable, it is a step backward, and it does not promote principles we have stood for in Georgia around broad access to voting, around voter convenience, about ensuring election integrity. And this is, frankly, just a step backward,” Quincey said on CNBC.

The newly-signed law received criticism from Democrats. Reportedly, they worked with activist groups to pressure mainstream companies to speak out on the matter. Apart from Coke, another Georgia company, Delta Air Lines, said the development is not aligned with their values. Meanwhile, the MLB arbitrarily decided to pull out their scheduled All-Star Game in Atlanta, citing the new law as their reason to move. 

Donald Trump: Boycott The Wokes 

Former President Donald Trump, himself a Diet Coke regular, challenged his supporters to fight back. For years, Trump said Democrats “played dirty” and boycotted products from companies they disagreed with. He suggested that this time, Republicans apply the same strategy. They should boycott the MLB, Coca-Cola, Delta, and other companies.

“It is finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back — we have more people than they do — by far!. Don’t go back to their products until they relent. We can play the game better than them,” Trump said in a statement.

Georgia GOP Boycott of Coke

Many GOP members heeded the call to distance themselves from woke companies. At least eight Georgia Republican state lawmakers requested Kevin Perry, the president of the Georgia Beverage Association, to stop giving Coca-Cola products to their offices. For decades, Coca-Cola provided free beverages to Republican and Democratic Georgia lawmakers, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Coke holds its main office in Atlanta and employs around 4,000 workers in the state. 

“Given Coke’s choice to cave to the pressure of out-of-control cancel culture, we respectfully request all Coca-Cola Company products to be removed from our office suite immediately. Should Coke chose to read the bill, share its true intentions and accept its role in the dissemination of mistruths, we would welcome a conversation to rebuild a working relationship,” the Georgia lawmakers wrote. 

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Coke Boycott At The National Level As Well

Other GOP leaders at the national level also took shots at the embattled beverage company. Former Arkansas governor and former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee wittingly said that Coca-Cola plans to change its name from Coke to Woke-A-Cola because of its position. Meanwhile, Republican Senator Ted Cruz went to Twitter to check who Coke’s largest institutional purchasers are. Also, he wondered if these purchasers agree with Coke’s radical politics. 

In addition, large investor firms also hold a significant stake in the company. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett holds 9.28% of the company, while Vanguard Group owns 6.85%. When asked for their comment on Coca-Cola’s political stance, neither have yet to say anything on the matter. 

Other Woke Companies

Other companies who similarly transformed from Coke to woke included Delta Air Lines. CEO Ed Bastian wrote a memo to Delta employees and insisted the new law is unacceptable. Delta is Georgia’s largest private employer. Meanwhile, Major League Baseball officially announced that Colorado will instead host the 2021 All-Star Game. As a result, some GOP lawmakers considered proposing removing MLB’s longstanding antitrust exemption.

Other companies mentioned by Trump that allegedly suffer from woke culture included firms he clashed with before. “Boycott Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS, and Merck. Don’t go back to their products until they relent. We can play the game better than them,” he said.

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  • Kevin Foley says:

    Yes. We need Country wide Voting reform laws to including voter I.D. and zero mail in voting. We also need to stop early voting. We should vote on election Day only.

  • Mike kelien says:

    Yrs I agree with kevon

  • Anonymous says:

    All government contracts with said companies should be null and void. It isn’t their place to get into politics if they want to maintain their companies

  • Johnnie Iguess says:

    I do not fly, but if I did I would not fly Delta, or any other WOKE airline. I will NOT be buying any COKE product , NO way. I believe we should have to show an ID to vote, and doing all mail outs in an state, should NOT be allowed. Must be requested, with ID and NO one person gathering ballots.

  • Joseph Williams says:

    100% agreed.

  • Diane says:

    Absolutely agree. The
    right to free speech and to bear arms are the most important rights we have. Defend them please.

  • Elizabeth Slojewski says:

    I agree with the Governor of Ga. All those wok companies stay out of government business, you’ll lose more than you think. READ the law. This last election proved we need country wide voting reform. We need to vote on one day in November not changing it to still be voting and counting it 3 weeks later as some of the states did. I have no problem with early voting but should be voting on one day.

  • Elizabeth Slojewski says:

    VOTING ID is necessary for all. It is certainly necessary on getting on a plane, getting a license, buying cigarettes and tons of places. Anyone can get an ID.

  • General Mayhem says:

    Yes, I agree with boycotting anything and everything the “woke” socialist left does. I haven’t watched the NFL for years, and it looks like I wont be watching MLB any time soon. There is no good excuse for NOT having to show an ID to vote. If you want to vote absentee, you should have to do it when and where you pick up the ballot. Grandma shouldn’t be filling out the ballots for all 27 of her grand-kids that don’t even know who is running for what. Voting shouldn’t be easy, it should require some thought and inconvenience. If you aren’t willing to sacrifice a few minutes every few years to vote, then you don’t deserve to vote.

  • Luz puello says:

    I agree with all the comment we need a safe voting system on one day . We should hit those companies where it hurts their pocket please stop buying their products!

  • Doug Girard says:

    remember the early SNL skit in the diner “no coke, pepsi.”

  • Anonymous says:

    Byeden and Harrissa are funding HUMAN CHILD SEXUAL TRAFFICKING at the USA border. Byeden and Harrissa are waging WAR on the USA at the border; Byeden and Harrissa have declared WAR on the LAWS and citizens of the USA; National Security Risks are entering the USA at the border. Mercenaries are entering the USA at the border. Byeden and Harrissa are funding HUMAN CHILD SEXUAL TRAFFICKING at the USA border. planned by marxists/socialists/communists= BYEDEN AND HARRISSA are AT WAR with the USA.

  • Junius Adams says:

    Hooray for positive thinking Americans Voter I.D is essential to fair elections.

  • Cathy says:

    Agreed! Voter ID needed and no mail-in or early voting. I will not be buying WOKE products and am deeply disappointed in these companies that are giving in to the pressure of the Demorats. It’s horrible what is going on in this country because of Biden & Harris. He is the WORST president of all time and should be IMPEACHED!

  • Bob Moskos says:

    Absolutely. I am really tired of this whole culture crap. Whatever happened to “ the land of the free “? For the last 80 years we as conservatives, have worked and supported our families. While progressives have tamed this ideology down the throats of America. NO MORE!!!!

  • Carroll Padgett says:

    It is critically important to bring back to our elections integrity of the vote. Election Day should be “Election Day and not election months. It is insane that we don’t know with certainty who our leaders are by midnight on Election Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Indiana Curmudgeon says:

    The issue will not be “woke” corporations objecting to government initiatives, We are already well into a political system where corporations are leveraging their purchasing power and control of politicians by grouping into factions where combined buying power overwhelms the independent sector of the electorate and literally controls the government and the dialogue of public discourse. This will never stop without draconian action to enact harsh term limits and election reforms to kill PACs and other forms corporate political funding.

  • LEFTY COY says:

    I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER COKE PRODUCT,

  • Californiasailor says:

    I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER COKE PRODUCT. FUCK THEM ALL…

  • Libertarian Truth says:

    You just don’t get it. The new voter laws in Georgia, and elsewhere, are not the result of voter fraud. They are the results of the big lie.There is no voter fraud, and that is the big lie by a con man and crook from New York. There is no reason for these laws since the 2020 election was probably the cleanest in American history. Why do you take what Trump says as truth when there is no evidence for what he says, and he is the biggest liar in American politics? Trump is not a conservative or a real Republican. He donated money to Kamala Harris’s senate campaign less than 20 years ago! He was a Democrat until very recently, and cares about no one but himself. Why do you accept his lies when there is no evidence for what he says?

  • Ken Teague says:

    The sure-fire way to slow and stop the woke movement is to boycott the companies they represent. Loss of revenue will convince them that consumers don’t approve of their stance. Voter I’d is instrumental to ensure integrity and honesty during elections.

  • Hugh Elliott says:

    Corporations that allow themselves to be blackmailed by a vocal minority, deserve to be boycotted by the silent majority.

    Early voting in person with a picture id and absentee ballot, requested for cause, also with picture id, is not discriminatory or racist. It is common sense.

  • Samuel Oliva says:

    We need one unified response to the Woke and cancel culture – I suggest:
    “Stick It Up Your Ass.”

  • Donald M says:

    First and foremost this cancel culture woke BS is exactly that BS second of all what do these companies have any business commenting on voting rights laws etc! they has nothing to do with them or their bottom line! absolutely we boycott them but I think it’s high time for right thinking conservative Americans to start taking our country back!

  • Steve Harvey says:

    I can’t boycott any of the companies listed since I have never used any of them, but yes, shut’um down.

  • Robert says:

    I will never buy a Coke product or any product connected with Coke. I was a Platinum Flyer with Delta and will never step foot on one of their aircraft again. I was only a casual watcher of MLB but will never allow it to be seen, played or listened to in my home again. I am, tired of these punk companies thinking they can force their politics on their customers, NEVER again!

  • Paul Orr says:

    Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger, no Coke, Pepsi!!!!

  • John Deck says:

    Companies might remain silent and allow employees to make their own decisions. What Coke, Delta and the others are doing looks like what has happened in other Countries just before a Dictator takes over or the Military takes over.
    Moves like these are not against the law or what ever, but are intended to gain favor with incoming government. By the way it usually back fires, because the Dictator’s wants support without a conscience but they simply want to survive, rather than being ground into the dirt.
    I can’t boycott something that I don’t use to start with.

  • Troy Chamberlain says:

    The big companies need to stay out of politics even if it cost a little loss. This is a bad decision on their part to participate in the left decision. Stay out of politics!

  • Hatman1793 says:

    DELTA was the armpit of the airline industry. They screwed me over so many times I refuse to fly with them. This is before their foolhardy CEO began his pro-Mad King Biden*’s political machinations.
    Selected not elected Joementia* continues his destruction of America with the help of Chuck-you Schumer & Cali-hag millionairess Pelosi.
    The mid-term elections cannot come too soon. Miss T45 yet?

  • sherril d henderson says:

    This WOKE is a joke just another ploy the dems and their associates use to have power over us. I say boycott them and get into their pockets money gives them power and that’s the only thing they understand.

  • rappini says:

    My wife usually does the grocery shopping but I told her not to buy any Coke products. We haven’t flown since 911 so there’s that. We are against all kinds of cancel culture but what we really need is a smaller Government, which I was hoping DJT was going to do on his second term I guess we have to wait awhile.

  • Anonymous says:

    ID’s are needed to open a bank account, board the plane, make purchases, hello welfare!!! so instead of not allowing ID’s to vote just have the people who cannot afford ID’s to get them for free there is no reason why we shouldn’t show ID to vote “this idea opens the doors for more fraud” it’s ridiculous! stop the fraud!!!!!

  • Cindy says:

    Common sense……voter ID is that common sense! I pray America wakes up and see how the Democrats are changing all what our fore fathers fought for freedom … we are founded on Christian nation once we removed god out of schools don’t forget what happen…. now they are playing God and rewritten laws and removing our history … I can go on but I pray America will realize every democratic wants to rewrite history and change truth into socialism/communist America…as become a lawless nation and open borders and stir up hate its everything we are NOT,, PRAY FOR THE LORD TO OPEN OUR EYES TO WHAT THE EMENY IS TRYING TO DO DESTROY WHAT WE ARE …CRY OUT TO GOD TO OPEN OUR EYES AND FORGIVE US AND HELP US RESTORE THE GREATEST NATION UNDER GOD AND REMOVE THE EVIL FROM LEADERSHIP …. we are a nation with law and order a Christian nation if we remove god this is just the start of losing America if my people will pray I will heal there land…god is love and order Biden /Harris is going to destroy us if we don’t stand for what we are as Americans…god bless you and God bless America 🙏🏼

  • ct says:

    I, am sure coke are scared. They distribute coke over the world and not be bothered by the few who are complaining about their stand. I, am upset that the Republicans changed the voting requirements making all efforts to stay in office. I am a Republican and my candidate lost which now I am happy they did. The backlash to continue Trump to say the election was rigged is a disgrace to this county. The worse is the people to agree that the spoiled person who has stolen from the phony charity, his college and the worse bankrupting seven times causing companies to go out of business. He is not a good person and to prove today he is a con. Selling hats, shirts mugs,wine plus any thing else he can sell to people who allow his cons. To support such a person is a danger to society for his follows to fight he you speak bad about him.

    Getting back to the new voting requirements will restrict all. The news present the blacks are restricted. They should also include whites which the requirement will also harm. I am now an independent. I do not want to be called a Republican

  • JJ Johnson says:

    I agree;

    We need one unified response to the Woke and cancel culture – I suggest:
    “Stick It Up Your Ass.”

  • Tom Decker says:

    no id = no vote. and i drink pepsi

  • Christine M Crider says:

    No ID, No Vote! For me No Coke, Delta Products and every other company that is behind the ruination of this great country!!

  • JCE says:

    These are service companies basically..they provide drinks and flying services. They serve the people. Where do these executives think they have sway over the voting policies of the state of Georgia or any other state. If they had bothered to read the law they would have understand it will be good for the voters and the fairness of elections instead of kissing the rears of unstable Democrat politicians.

  • Charlie boy says:

    Remember you may think you don’t use products from a company because you don’t drink coke ? But Coca Cola companies make water bottles you buy ( believe it’s Dasani ) if wrong on that look at labels and boycott all the crap not just the obvious

  • SUNFLOWER says:

    We most definitely need to have voter ID laws. The easiest way to take care of voter fraud is to have color paper ballots…..red for Republicans…..blue for Democrats. This way when ballots are being counted there would not be any way for fraud. I now have kidney failure from most likely from drinking COKE, so hope everyone will heed the warning about drinking it !

  • Pat says:

    Yes, the law is fair!! I don’t understand what the big deal is… you have to show ID to buy a pack of cigarettes, alcohol, cash that stimulus check they got! Rent a house, buy a house or car, get food stamps, some of your medicines… hospital, doctors office!! So why the big deal now?

  • John Ailor says:

    Why don’t these companies just keep their noses out of politics. This is beyond ridiculous. We don’t go to ballgames to hear a millionaire whine about social injustice, we go to relax and get away from the politics. I’m sick to death of politics in everything we do.

  • Jameson says:

    Boycott these arrogant, China sucking companies! With your help, we can change WOKE TO BROKE! They are nothing more than pathetic little George Soros wanna-bees who seem to think they can stomp on our liberty and Constitution with their money. I can easily do without woke-a-cola products, delta air-whines, THE ML-BS, and all the rest. Without the American consumer, they are nothing but china bat-scat!

  • Mike says:

    @CT..YOU have posted on this site many times in the past. YOU are no more of a republican than Turd on a stick!!! Go feather you left wing progressive lies somewhere else. YOU are what’s on the stick that continues to spew from your socialist haterd mouth!!!

    Yes, boycott these and other woke culture and Cat’s lies as well!!

  • William R Phillips says:

    Excuse me for being ignorant, but what the hell is wrong with the new Georgia voting rules? It expands voting times and allows people to do early voting on weekends. Also why was this turned into a black thing. Why is this supposedly targeting and limiting black folks from voting. Everyone; black, white, asian and any other ethnic and diversified group has the same voting hours and days. I personally feel that absentee voting should be restricted to only military personnel who are stationed overseas and disabled people who cannot physically make a trip to a polling station. As for corporate America and sports in general boycotting all that the democrats don’t believe in is not only ludicrous, it is a show of non-democracy.

  • sherry Thornton says:

    I totally agree with the boycott of these companies. I have already started to distance myself from the companies I use.

  • ROBERT A. ABADIE says:

    HOW DOES THIS SOUND— CALL AN INTERNATIONAL WORLD MEETING OF WOKE, CULTURE CRAP, HATE
    YOUR FAMILY AND ALL THE REST OF THE ASS HOLE ORGS, THEN LOCK THE DOORS AND BLOW THEM ALL TO HELL HAVE A NICE DAY RED NECKS MAGA

  • GRH says:

    Coke has been my only soft drink for a very long time. Now I feel like supporting their products is standing with their political views, which I do not. Not a dime of my money will go to Coke from now on.

  • bob says:

    We are DONE with ALL LIBERAL Coke products AND any business that sells ONLY Coke products . We will NOT ever fly LIBERAL Delta again , as far as the MLB , we quit watching sports a year ago because of all the kneeling and disrespecting OUR veterans . These WOKE compannies are finding out that 2 can play thier game . If they want to bow to the RADICAL SOCIALIST , then Conservatives hit thier bottom line and don’t buy or use thier service . Conservatives have to start FIGHTING BACK !!!

  • BBA says:

    I’m boycotting Coke as well but to be honest this company along with many others including Disney, Nike and Delta are totally in bed with China and the US is not that important to them at the moment. So our “boycott” will not be a total burden on these sellout corporate giants and they’ll just roll their eyes at the attempt to cripple them financially. We better start paying damn close to what China is doing and accomplishing because they are in our door and taking over right in front of you!!

  • Janet Tomkins says:

    A boycott against the companies which support elimination of voter ID sounds like a good idea to me. Generally I oppose such actions, but when corporations push to destroy our country it is definitely time for the citizens to stand up and make their voices heard, and money talks. There are a couple hundred companies that made statements opposing Georgia’s voter ID requirements.
    Aflac, Bank of America, Black Rock, American Express, Merck, UPS, Dell, Microsoft, Apple, Delta, Facebook, Cardinal Health, Citi, Home Depot, Google, Coca-Cola, Cisco, Chase, Google and many more. Most of these companies support China, our number one enemy, a country with one of the worst human rights records and of course, a dictatorship, no citizen input into their governments actions whatsoever. If that is what these companies want, they can move to China and let someone else fill their place here.

  • paul e scates says:

    no more coke for this household

  • LLOYD says:

    I’M SICK OF LISTENING TO THESE PEOPLE. THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY ARE DOING. ITS OBVIOUS THEY ARE TOO YOUNG TO GET IT. IF WE WIND UP GETTING ATTACKED LIKE THE ONE AT PEARL HARBOR AND THEY HAVE TO GO DEFEND OUR COUNTRY AGAIN THEY WILL WISH THEY WEREN’T SO SMART AS THEY THING THEY ARE.

  • LazrBeam says:

    I reckon it’s back to RC Cola with my moon pies, as it should be.

  • Aida says:

    We should have a “holiday” on Election Day. That way, no excuses about not being able to vote in person, and no need to vote early. Only very sick people, with proof, and people who are overseas at the time, with proof, should be able to absentee vote. Most if not all other countries have an “Election Day holiday” Nobody or businesses are going to go broke if they don’t work that day.

  • Charles w Hasenbuhler says:

    I was a Coke drinker for a long time but since the wimp CEO couldn’t or didn’t read the new voting law I am going to start drinking Royal Crown cola.)B

  • mike hunter says:

    SNL no coke pepsi you Have to show id to buy a lot of things and does not go for votes should check ID to vote it is one of our best things our country has to give Do not let the illegals in they are all dems

  • Jerry says:

    I totally agree

  • Clark L Fowlke says:

    If cancel culture wants to cancel us on our voting rights, we absolutely need to boycott all the woke business. Hit these Woke business in their pocket book. If we dont take a stand now, we wont be able to later on when it is etched in stone. They cancel us we cancel them.

  • RandyDog says:

    I believe a total recall of about 5 of the so called leaders in Washington woud go a long way in curing the problem!!!!

  • RandyDog says:

    AMEN!!!!

  • Philip Armacida says:

    Any company that gets government tax breaks like Major League Baseball, who require an ID to pick up “WILL CALL TIX”, and their stadiums are paid for by taxpayers, AIRLINES ( who get a fuel discount,) abortion clinics that take government money – SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO GET INVOLVED IN POLITICS – if they do, ALL BENEFITS SHOULD BE CANCELLED IMMEDIATELY.

    PS: DEMOCRATS HATE AMERICA.

  • Jim says:

    Obama is running this country!! And doing it badly!! The country is now divided because of Communist/ DEMOCRATIC LAWS!
    110% must. Show ID to vote !! Or any crooked politician ( all democrats) could get thousands of friends to stuff vote ballots!!
    Protesting this means they want to cheat on many future elections!!

  • Just a Veteran says:

    I love what I see everyone writing and supporting. It truly tells me that the people are the voice of America. I have to show ID at a bank, a Dr. office, DMV, etc. why then should I not show an ID at the most important of all places…a voting location for the President of the USA? None of us can walk into another country and vote in their elections, so why do the democrats want this? Everyone one of them who violates their oath of office, to uphold and defend the Constitution, should be removed. We can all do that in November. Thank you ALL for being such good Patriots!!

  • Bill says:

    I bet if you own stock in coke,delta or any of those asshole woke companies and it’s time for a stock holders meeting to vote on an upcoming agenda,say who’s going to keep their seat on the board You would have to have an I.D. just to get in the building much less vote.If any one can vote without a picture I.D. politically speaking then the same should apply to coke and the rest of the woke assholes open the doors and let the public into vote,lets see how that works.

  • Jay Willis says:

    These Fortune 500 companies require board members and stockholders to present their picture ID issued be the Starecthey live in, before letting them in meeting.
    It more important to have Valid voting than to have a stockholder netting for stockholders only.
    Coca Cola, why don’t you recommend safe honest voting law US States and Territories.
    Jay Willis.
    Us citizen
    Dallas Texas
    Carrying my State Pictured DL and Viters registration in my wallet
    Why shouldn’t. every US Citizen

    Every Driver in the USA has to carry his/ hers State issued pictured DL

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