Georgia has not removed Coca-Cola products from state-owned buildings


Claim: Georgia is removing Coca-Cola products from all state-owned buildings

Immediately after brands such as Coca-Cola blamed new Georgia Voting methodA post has surfaced online claiming that the state will remove the beverage giant’s product from all government buildings.

“Georgia removes cola from all state-owned buildings,” reads April 6 Facebook post With 1,000 shares and over 100 reactions. “What do you think of it?”

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Fact check: Coca-Cola CEO did not insult the customer who started the boycott

Georgia Republican Requests Removal of Coke Products From Office

TheĀ· Changes to Georgia Election Rules Includes ID requirements, reduced time to request absentee ballots, and final voting reduced to 4 weeks instead of 9 weeks.

The new voting law also tightens the requirements for county election supervisors, bans mobile voting buses for early voting except in emergencies, and criminalizes providing food and drink to voters.

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey criticized the bill on April 1st statement Called “unacceptable” and “one step back” in an interview with CNBC..

A few days later, a group of Georgian Republicans demanded a boycott of Coca-Cola, but the product has not been removed from all state-owned buildings.

“Rumors aren’t true,” Coca-Cola spokeswoman Anne Moore said in an email.

“There was one Georgia Parliamentary office suite that asked us to remove our product, which was reported by the media,” she said. “Beverages were free. We offer them to the legislators when they visit the representative’s office.”

In a letter to Kevin Perry, President of the Georgia Beverage Association, on April 3, eight members of the Georgia House Republican Caucus demanded the removal of Coca-Cola products from the state legislature’s office. USA TODAY reported..

“Given Coke’s choice to succumb to pressure on an uncontrollable cancellation culture, we pay tribute to the immediate removal of all Coca-Cola Company products from our office suites.” letter Read.

Bishop Reginald Jackson of the African Methodist Episcopal Church unveiled a boycott of Coca-Cola Company products outside the Georgia Capitol Museum in Atlanta on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Jackson says Coca-Cola and other Georgian big companies aren't doing enough to oppose the restrictive voting bill that Georgia lawmakers were discussing, as Jackson said ( AP Photo / Jeff Amy)

Bishop Reginald Jackson of the African Methodist Episcopal Church unveiled a boycott of Coca-Cola Company products outside the Georgia Capitol Museum in Atlanta on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Jackson says Coca-Cola and other Georgian big companies aren’t doing enough to oppose the restrictive voting bill that Georgia lawmakers were discussing, as Jackson said ( AP Photo / Jeff Amy)

TheĀ· Atlanta Journal-Constitution Atlanta-based Coca-Cola says it has been providing free beverages and other local products to Georgia’s Republican and Democratic offices for decades.

Fact check: Even if you pour Coca-Cola into pork, no insects will come out.

Our rating: False

According to our research, the claim that Georgia has removed Coca-Cola from all state-owned buildings is false. A Coca-Cola spokesman confirmed that the claim was false. A group of eight Republican members of Georgia has demanded that the company remove the products provided free of charge from the office.

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