Voting rights issue sparks huge fundraising across political spectrum

Apr 28, 2021
There’s been a fight over the right to vote throughout American history, but in the last year, it's gone into overdrive.
The political right calls new voting laws "reforms." The left calls them "restrictions." Millions of dollars are being spent across the political spectrum on the issue.
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Chipotle's CEO on eating, hiring and corporate responsibility

Apr 21, 2021
“I think companies need to be accountable,” says Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol.
Brian Niccol, the restaurant chain’s CEO, says hiring and retaining workers will be among the biggest challenges as the company expands.
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What drives corporations to sign — or not sign — a letter opposing voting restrictions?

Apr 14, 2021
Amazon, Netflix and Starbucks joined a public statement, but Coca-Cola, Walmart and others did not.
Atlanta-based Coca-Cola expressed concern about Georgia's recent voting-rights restrictions but afterward did not join many other companies in making a public statement.
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Black executives say corporations "must take a stand" against restrictive voting laws

Apr 2, 2021
"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Kenneth Frazier, CEO of Merck, and Kenneth Chenault, former CEO of American Express.
Election Day 2020 in Atlanta. Republican officials in Georgia recently passed legislation to limit voting, and many other states are considering new restrictions.
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What responsibility do corporations have to weigh in on voting rights?

Mar 29, 2021
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill into law that overhauls state election rules and restricts voting in a number of ways.
Activists are asking corporations in Georgia like Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines and Home Depot to speak out against a new law that overhauls state election rules.
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Activist groups are helping formerly incarcerated Floridians vote by paying their outstanding fees and fines

Sep 23, 2020
Legal challenges to the fees continue, but they're not likely to succeed before Election Day.
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Voting rights advocates equate fees to modern-day poll tax

In most states, a felony conviction can result in the loss of voting rights for some period of time.
Voters cast ballots in Chestertown, Maryland, in October 2018.
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No votes or donations, but DREAMers still play election role

May 27, 2016
Undocumented immigrants have a lot at stake in the election, but can't donate cash.
Carlos Martinez can't vote or donate to campaigns, so he instead focuses on non-partisan voter outreach, encouraging those who can to vote.
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Why Facebook created a new kind of stock

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Apr 28, 2016
The company's new C class shares means more control, and it's not the only company to use a tiered system.
Facebook will create a new class of share to sell to investors shares that don't give investors voting power. 
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