Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
On Tuesday, he expressed support for the right to vote, days after Georgia passed a new law restricting access to voting.
In a statement to CNN that didn't specifically mention Georgia, Dimon said his bank's employees span the United States. As capitals debate electoral laws, we believe that voting needs to be accessible and fair. We regularly encourage our employees to exercise their fundamental right to vote, and we oppose efforts that may prevent them from doing so. "
Dimon added: “Votes are fundamental to the health and future of our democracy. We are a stronger country when every citizen has a voice and a voice. "
Last week Georgia passed a major, Republican-backed revision of the state's electoral laws, including restricting voting by mail and the distribution of food and water to people waiting in line to vote. Critics say the law is tantamount to suppressing voters and will disproportionately hurt black voters. President Joe Biden on Friday blew the law as an "atrocity" and an assault on the Constitution. More restrictive electoral laws are also being considered in other Republican-led states.
Company leaders were particularly quiet about the changes in Georgia, and activists called for boycotts of companies with a strong presence in Georgia, such as Coca-Cola C.
Home Depot Inc.
and UPS Inc.
for not doing enough to oppose the bill.