Voting Rights Inspire Company Words While Actions Fall Short

April 20, 2021, 6:00 AM

Corporate America is sounding the alarm over moves in Republican-led states to limit access to voting. But few companies have been willing to put their political might behind federal laws to protect those rights, underscoring the challenge to stopping such efforts, which disproportionately affect voters of color.

Hundreds of U.S. corporations and executives signed a two-page ad published last week in the New York Times and Washington Post that opposed laws that would make it harder to vote, underscoring friction between the business community and the GOP establishment. Amazon.com Inc., Blackrock Inc., Facebook Inc., General Motors Co....

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