Celebrity Chef Jose Andres has requested Coca-Cola to provide food and beverages to Georgia voters. This is despite the introduction of a new law that makes it illegal to provide food and water to voters waiting to cast their ballots.
He made the plea on Twitter. The chef tagged the company's pages stating that the voters often wait for two hours to get a chance to vote. Here is his original tweet:
Governor Brian Kemp faced a lot of criticism after he signed the new law. The outrage came from all conceivable sources, including legislators and celebrities.
The residents of Georgia called it a crime.
President Joe Biden was among those who were against the move, and he described it as "Jim Crow in the 21st century."
The president said that this was a punishment designed to keep people from voting. The president said:
"You can't provide water for people about to vote. Give me a break."
According to GOP lawmakers in support of the new law, this move is a great way to prevent solicitation of votes and electioneering or influencing of voters.
They have also pointed out that the law only relates to areas within 150 feet of the polling booths.
However, advocacy groups are already resisting the new bills Georgia has introduced. The activists are calling for major corporations to oppose the restrictive voting laws.
Republicans sponsored the bill. Like the legendary chef, the advocacy groups are asking companies like Coca-Cola and Home Depot to step in and make sure that Georgian voting laws are more accommodating.
They are asking the corporations to cut funding to lawmakers that support the bill and instead advocate for pro-voter legislation.