This is a discussion board assignment that will focus on the recent controversy surrounding the new election laws recently passed in Georgia. This is an evolving news story. Just a few days ago , Major League Baseball announced that this year's All Star Game would be moved from Atlanta to another city to be determined.
The move followed criticism of some large Atlanta-based companies for their initial statements regarding this controversial law that many thought were inadequate in addressing the impacts of the new law that most analysts believe will disproportionately impact non-white voters. Reacting to that criticism, the companies have since issued tougher statements but were also criticized for making them after the law had passed.
Your assignment is to write an essay of at least 600 of your own words describing your thoughts on this controversy. Besides anything else you might write, be sure to include the following:
1) Your opinion of the new law (This New York Times piece https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/03/upshot/georgia-election-law-turnout.html
extensively analyzes its details)
2) Do you think the new law was more of a needed effort to improve election security or more of an effort at voter suppression,
3) Your opinion about both the companies' initial statements and subsequent toughening of them and
4) What you feel is an appropriate role for corporations in dealing with controversies like this.
This should be written in your own words and in the first person as a candid discussion, using the links above and below as sources.