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CEOs Unite to Oppose Voting Limits, Hardening Battle Lines

  • Customers increasingly demanding their brands take a stance
  • Letter doesn’t address halting donations, pausing investments
A number of state legislatures are moving to limit voting access, with some curbs already passed.

A number of state legislatures are moving to limit voting access, with some curbs already passed.

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Hundreds of U.S. corporations and executives signed on to a new statement calling for a defense of Americans’ voting rights, the latest united backlash against Republican-led state efforts that threaten access to the polls.

Voting is the “most basic and fundamental right,” the signatories wrote in a double-page ad that ran Wednesday in the New York Times. Among them were some of the biggest names in technology and finance, such as Amazon.com Inc., BlackRock Inc., Facebook Inc. and Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s Warren Buffett.