Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Bryn Sandberg on April 1, 2021.
ViacomCBS is the first major entertainment industry corporation to clearly condemn the restrictive bill, which President Joe Biden has called “Jim Crow in the 21st century.” The company released a statement on Twitter on Thursday morning.
“We unequivocally believe in the importance of all Americans having an equal right to vote and oppose the recent Georgia voting rights law or any effort that impedes the ability to exercise this vital constitutional right,” stated ViacomCBS.
“Increasing voter access and civic engagement is one of ViacomCBS’ core social impact pillars and we will continue to educate the public on the importance of an open and fair voting system through our programming and extensive partnerships with grassroots organizations that promote and increase participation in elections,” read the ViacomCBS statement. …