The Founder of LinkedIn is Encouraging Business to Cut Off Donations to Politicians Who Restrict Voting Rights

Republicans in multiple states are working to restrict voting rights and Reid Hoffman wants businesses to stop giving money to them.

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The GOP is growing increasingly worried about southern states turning blue. The state of Georgia helped Joe Biden into the White House and gave Democrats control of the senate. Republicans could change their policies to appeal to more voters, but instead they’ve decided to make it harder to vote.

Reid Hoffman, a co-founder of LinkedIn is calling on companies to withhold money from those lawmakers. He said in an email to CNN, “Protecting voter rights and making voting more accessible is both pro-business, and more importantly, pro-American.”

The CEO continued, “This should be a simple, single-issue reason to stop supporting any politician.”

These comments are similar to ones made by Delta CEO Ed Bastian. He wrote in a company memo, “Last week, the Georgia legislature passed a sweeping voting reform act that could make it harder for many Georgians, particularly those in our Black and Brown communities, to exercise their right to vote.”

Bastian continued, “The entire rationale for this bill was based on a lie: that there was widespread voter fraud in Georgia in the 2020 elections. This is simply not true. Unfortunately, that excuse is being used in states across the nation that are attempting to pass similar legislation to restrict voting rights.”


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