At Chicory Wealth, we believe business has an important role to play in creating a society that supports the greater good. For us, that means investing resources in environmentally and socially responsible opportunities, sponsoring and supporting organizations working for a better world, and taking a stand on issues that are crucial to a just society.
Chicory Wealth is a Georgia-grown business, so we were disappointed at the recent voter suppression legislation that passed in Georgia. We are addressing this issue in several ways:
(1) We have joined with other Georgia businesses in making a statement about this issue:
Chicory Wealth believes that voter participation is a pillar of our democracy, and we support legislation that strengthens and equalizes that participation. For this reason, we strongly oppose the recent legislation passed in the state of Georgia making it harder for people in the state to register and vote, creating easy avenues for fringe groups to challenge registration, and criminalizing assistance to people in line to vote. As a Georgia-based business, we will use our influence to help pass the federal For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and to support organizations promoting increased voter access, as well as fairness, equality, security, and justice in our elections.
(2) Along with many other businesses, we signed onto Civic Alliance’s Joint Statement on Protecting Voting Access. You can read the statement HERE.
(3) We also signed the Business for Voting Rights letter calling on Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to remove barriers to voting and build the truly representative 21st century democracy our country deserves. You can find it HERE.
If you have any thoughts or questions about these statements or Chicory Wealth’s participation in this issue, please reach out to us at [email protected].
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