In a letter addressed to Kevin Perry, the president and CEO of the Georgia Beverage Association, eight lawmakers from the state House on Saturday accused the Coca-Cola company of spreading misinformation about Georgia elections law and caving to "out of control cancel culture".
"Your company has made the conscious decision to perpetrate a national dialogue which seeks to intentionally mislead the citizens of Georgia and deepen a divide in our great State", the lawmakers wrote.
A number of GOP lawmakers from the state have signed a letter calling for the removal of the company's products from congressional offices. Victor Anderson, Clint Crowe, Matt Barton, Jason Ridley, Lauren McDonald III, Stan Gunter, Dewayne Hill, and Marcus Wiedower.
Republicans, on the other hand, have argued that the law both expands access to voting while also cracking down on election fraud.
CBS originally headlined the story "3 ways companies can help fight Georgia's restrictive new voting law" but quietly changed the title to "activists are calling on big companies to challenge new voting laws".
Coca-Cola is not the only company which has spoken out against the new law. Major League Baseball announced last week that the 2021 all-star game would be moved from Atlanta in protest of the law, despite the fact that Atlanta votes overwhelmingly Democratic.
The Atlanta-based company's CEO James Quincey issued a statement saying Coca Cola is "disappointed in the outcome of the Georgia voting legislation", insisting that "voting is a foundational right in America, and we have long championed efforts to make it easier to vote". "Throughout Georgia's legislative session, we provided feedback to members of both legislative chambers and political parties, opposing measures in the bills that would diminish or deter access to voting", he said. "Should Coke chose to read the bill, share its true intentions and accept their role in the dissemination of mistruths, we would welcome a conversation to rebuild a working relationship".