HP, Dow, Under Armour are among nearly 200 companies speaking out against new voting restrictions proposed in Texas and other states. washingtonpost.com/business/2021/…
American Airlines: "As a Texas-based business, we must stand up for the rights of our team members and customers who call Texas home, and honor the sacrifices made by generations of Americans to protect and expand the right to vote.” washingtonpost.com/business/2021/…
PGA says it won’t move season-ending FedEx Cup playoff event from Atlanta, despite uproar over voter suppression law. espn.com/golf/story/_/i…
Meanwhile, GOP lawmakers launch their own counterattack on @CocaCola.

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