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Conservative group says Coca-Cola CEO won't respond to request to discuss new Georgia voting law

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey previously said he was open to discussions with advocacy groups.

Updated: April 29, 2021 - 3:21pm

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Job Creators Network, a conservative advocacy group, says Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey won't respond to its request to discuss Georgia's voting law despite saying earlier that he was open to discussion with advocacy groups.

The beverage company, headquartered in Atlanta, said after George Republican lawmakers recently drafted, passed and enacted a law to further secure the state's voting system that it would restrict access to voting, particularly among minorities. 

Quincey in mid-April: "We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together to listen, respectfully share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remain open to productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views."

Several days later JCN sent a letter to Quincey hoping to take him up on his offer to discuss the bill with advocacy groups.

However, JCN says, Quincey never responded to their request.

Coca-Cola did not immediate respond Thursday to request for comment from Just the News regarding JCN's request.

"It’s disappointing that Mr. Quincey won’t respond,” Alfredo Ortiz, JCN president and CEO, said Thursday.

Ortiz said he wonders whether Quincey's offer last month was sincere.

"Mr. Quincey’s silence raises concerns that he wasn’t serious about having a good-faith discussion about the Georgia voting law – that it was just a PR stunt after a severe public backlash," Ortiz said.

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