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Georgia GOP Rattles Soda Maker with Boycott Talk

The corporate blowback continues in Georgia, but one group of legislators is taking a stand against their bullying.

If you’ve ever spent even a minute amount of time in the great state of Georgia, you are likely to have noticed how difficult it is to find a glass of Pepsi.

The reason being is that Georgia, and Atlanta, specifically, is Coca-Cola country.  The famed soda brand was founded in the city too busy to hate, and they’ve held a grip on the soft drink market ever since.  Pepsi, while available in gas stations and some fast food restaurants with national contracts, is just about impossible to find in full service establishments.

But now, after Coca Cola began to lambast Georgia’s Republican-led vote reform law, it looks like the love affair may be coming to and end…at least for the Peach State GOP.

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On Saturday, a group of Republican state lawmakers who share an office suite sent a letter to Kevin Perry, president of the Georgia Beverage Association, calling for all Coca-Cola products to be pulled from their office space “immediately.”

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“Given Coca-Cola’s choice to cave to the pressure of an out of control cancel culture, we respectfully requisition all Coca-Cola Co. products to be removed from our office suite immediately,” they wrote, adding they would reconsider if Coke were to “accept their role in the dissemination of mistruths.”

State Reps. Victor Anderson, Matt Barton, Clint Crowe, Stan Gunter, Dewayne Hill, Lauren McDonald III, Jason Ridley and Marcus Wiedower signed on to the letter.

Coca-Cola wasn’t the only major Atlanta company to take aim at the law either, with the CEO of Delta Airlines also categorizing the reform as “unacceptable”.

Home Depot co-founder and owner of both the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United, Arthur Blank, also expressed his opposition, stating that he had made direct contact with the governor’s office on the matter.

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