Corporations know full well that boycotts don't have to be absolute to be extremely effective. If their revenues drops off, profits dip, or investors back way, many CEOs know their boards will fire them.

So now Black Lives Matter has finally the nation's full attention. #BLM
For the people who want to pretend that the movement against voter suppression and #BLM are not the same, you're dead wrong.

Black Lives Matter had it roots in the protests of young people - students - who took over the governor's office in FL after Travon Martin's death.
Their goal was to change the Stand Your Ground laws instrumental in that killing.

Their movement became one of political activism and voter turnout when they embarked on changing the laws because they needed to increase voter participation to elect new people to the legislature.
After the mike Brown liking in Ferguson some of those same Florida student activist helped to form BLM Missouri. It resulted in the complete restructuring of the city government in Ferguson and ultimately gave us @CoriBush in congress.
Since the Mike Brown killing, #BLM has spread across the country, and has advocated for changes in gun laws, police brutality protests and increased voter turnout ever since.
At the same time in GA, Stacey Abrams and others put together the New Georgia Project and later Fair Fight In Georgia. That was in response to Georgia's long history of voter suppression that resulted in republican legislatures passing volumes of laws unfair to blacks,...
...- especially voter suppression laws, but also resulted in republicans tipping the election in Georgia that Stacey Abrams should have won but for Brian Kemp's voter roll purges and election interference.

Stacy rallied the troops at the grassroots in GA to turn out the vote
So when Stacey took her fair fight nation wide in 2018 and was critically instrumental in the #BlueWave, who was her key ally on the ground turn out votes? #BLM.

And, Lucy McBath whose son Jordan Davis was killed in Florida, won her congressional seat in GA.
And when the vote was turned out nationwide in 2020 at record numbers, and Georgia delivered TWO senators with Stacey at the helm and black women putting their shoulders into it to push, who were a critical mass of soldiers on the ground? #BLM
And the reality is, police brutality won't end as long as policies don't change. Neither will other policies. Policies won't change unless the right people are put into office. That won't happen as long as voters - especially black voters - are cheated out of our right to vote.
So when it comes to voter suppression and where we are today, for the folks who are offended at the idea of # BLM because they may have interfered with people's meals in restaurants in the past, there is no way to separate it from voting and voter rights.
@Yamiche explained it on @NicolleDWallace far better than I ever could, but that's the reality.
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