General Motors, Ford Come Out In Opposition Of Proposed Michigan Voting Laws125
General Motors, Ford and numerous other Michigan companies issued a joint statement this week opposing new Republican-backed bills seeking to alter voting laws in the state.
The Michigan Senate will begin hearings on the proposed election bills shortly, The Detroit News reports, which will require voters to show ID when voting in person, prohibit unsolicited statewide mass mailing of absentee ballot applications and restrict the hours in which ballots could be dropped off at curbside ballot boxes. Additionally, the legislation would require voters that do apply for an absentee ballot to attach a copy of their ID to the application before sending it in.
The joint statement issued this week said the proposed legislation would make it harder for certain individuals to vote in the state.
“Government must support equitable access to the ballot to ensure that all eligible voters can exercise their rights,” the statement said. “Government must avoid actions that reduce participation in elections — particularly among historically disenfranchised communities, persons with disabilities, older adults, racial minorities and low-income voters.”
In addition to General Motors and Ford, the joint statement was also signed by Stellantis, executives from all four Detroit professional sports teams and Michigan utilities provider DTE Energy.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra also addressed the proposed legislation in a post on her LinkedIn page this week entitled ‘Voting Matters‘. In the post, Barra said GM is “calling on state lawmakers across the nation to work together in a bipartisan way to ensure that any changes to voting laws preserve and enhance the most precious element of democracy – the right to vote in a fair, free, and equitable manner.”
“Over the course of our nation’s history, the right to vote was hard fought for so many Americans, particularly women and people of color,” the post also said. “We call on elected officials across the country to commit to bipartisan efforts to provide great access to voting and to encourage broad voter participation.”
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Thank you for leading GM!
What exactly are they leading here?
I don’t think you know what “woke” means.
Listen to Lola by The Kinks a few times. You should get it eventually.
Protesting voting laws less strict than those of New York. A blue state.
They do not care about voter ID laws in blue states where things are working for them.
Learn before you speak. NY has no voter I’d requirement.
They don’t require you to produce an ID, but they require a signature which must match their records.
I don’t have a problem with voting law changes as I have experienced missing time at work in order to vote. I do have a problem with no ID and stuffing the ballot box with voters who died 100 years ago. If you have to have a picture ID to buy cigarettes and beer then you can show your ID to vote, and yes you have to have ID to get welfare.
At 52 years old, I find it extremely offensive when I get carded for Cigarettes or Alcohol. I do show I.D, but that’s the last time I will ever set foot in that establishment.
Well you should have to show id. I mean we are required to show id for everything else. OH EXCEPT TO ENTER THE COUNTRY. you can just waltz in without anything and be welcomed.
Liz, you are thinking of those who came on the Mayflower, right?
Then came, or rather were brought, who neither had ID nor a visum, had even never given their consent for being brought to NA, so they came in chains.
It is those people who immigrated against their will who are now targeted to keep them from voting.
Nobody “immigrated against their will”. African debtors prisons SOLD other African debtors to us. That’s NOT immigration, it’s slavery.
By the way, all the WHITE indentured servants who were “brought against their will” worked extra side jobs and saved up enough money to buy their freedom.
Blacks simply chose NOT to.
Sounds like you come from a long line of prostitutes. Both male and female. Does today’s woke crowd not meet your family’s gender bending standards?
There’s going to come a time when liberals wonder why debt is so high and impossible to pay back. And then debtors prison, indentured servitude and prison work houses will look like a brilliant option to THEM that “never occurred to Conservatives”.
It will be the LIBERALS who come up with the BRILLIANT idea “if I can’t afford to pay, maybe I can WORK it off?” and give THEMSELVES Nobel Prizes the way they will give Trumps vaccine Nobel to biden!
Well if that was the case why didn’t those good White folk let them free once they got to the US and pay them for picking feilds?. I mean the Civil War was just about choice right?…
Because they didn’t repay their DEBTS they owed to AFRICAN slave traders. Not our responsibility.
Can you confirm this was the case (you can’t) or we suppose to accept this because it’s an emotional post?. I mean it’s Biblical to cancel debt since most Red cults claim Christianity…
All they have to do is keep their mouth shut and can’t even do that.
I’d half talked myself back into a 4 Blackwing even without the V8, but I guess GM really wants me to buy the Lexus V8 instead.
I don’t care about the political leanings of any CEO. They should focus on making an excellent product and STFU.
“she” (not even sure what “her” gender is anymore) can’t even do that!
Here Miss Marriott we agree 100%….. GM better watch it since although some of the electric cars and other products GM is soon to be releasing are attractive to these eyes, the issue of vote tampering is a serious enough issue to cause me to buy from someone OTHER than Ford or GM.
I even heard a Black neighborhood person a few days ago complain that outfits like CNN were fanning the flames of interrace hatred and for them to cease doing so immediately. At least 70 % of Black people are against the current ‘defund the police’ movement.
If NO ONE bought a GM or FORD the next month – perhaps some of the Dealers will call for Mary and Bill’s HEAD.
And, since no one really honors contracts any longer in this Cancel Culture – make sure they ‘Cancel’ any retirements or Golden Parachutes.
They’ll have to live on the mostly undeserved millions they’ve gotten in the past.
GM, Ford and 100 more major U.S. corporations have come out against these voter I.D. bills.
Are you going to boycott all their products?
Doesn’t that make you part of the Cancel Culture?
Corporations banning together to force their partisan views of election integrity (or lack thereof) is cancel culture.
Individuals having the freedom to choose auto makers or other corporations has been happening forever. If that freedom is lost, we have a problem.
So sorry to see this. I had been in the market for a Yukon. I don’t want businesses I patronize involved in politics, especially PC politics. I want them to just offer a good product or service, as GM had previously done.
You can always lead by example and keep your mouth shut.
Toyota is also against Jim Crow 2.0
Jim Crow was because of CRIME not “rayyyycissm”
Nothing in that bill is bad or makes it hard for someone to vote. If you think it is then you have no business voting.
Voting ID is traditionally a drivers license, there are millions who do not drive, do not wish to drive, or have the money to get one.
You also have disabled people who have trouble traveling or securing ravel, that this bill can also severely impact.
If you have to pay money to vote that is not free or fair.
The vast majority of states already offer free IDs. So much for the “no ID” argument. As for the other argument-you’d have to provide peer-reviewed proof that disabilities have prevented people from voting.
But you don’t have that, do you?
You still have to pay to produce the documentation to receive those IDs. It isn’t completely free.
Do you really know who is being adversely affected by this bill? Really?
Every person of voting age needs at least a state-issued ID to cash checks, collect unemployment, or otherwise prove they are who they say they are. Why is that exclusionary in the voting booth? It seems to me it is a measure against fraudulent voting, simple as that.
Birth certificate? Everyone gets those. For free. Social Security card? Everyone gets those. For free. To obtain duplicates, the cost is minimal. If you’re too poor to pay for duplicate state issued ID, then you’re probably dead.
If someone’s disabled, they’re most likely receiving government subsidies, which require ID.
Again, you’ll have to provide peer-reviewed proof that significant numbers of potential voters have somehow not been able to vote due to ID and registration laws.
But you can’t
You can try to prop up as many straw men as you like, but the fact remains that people who want to vote can vote. With little to no difficulty other than spending a couple of hours of their day (at most).
and don’t forget the EBT card that most low income folks have.
The only whites I know that are on welfare are democrats.
Try and get a loan through the financial arms of Ford or GM without a valid ID. It’s not going to happen.
Hell, I’m not protesting IDs, I’m protesting how hard it is to acquire them.
Not hard for WhItE pEoPlE to aqiure IDs.
Racist comment. Black racist?
Tough getting up the basement stairs from mom’s house to get an ID pifft?
You can still ask for absentee vote. Those should just not be sent out unless its asked for. Regarding the ID you have a ID to go doctor, to buy alcohol to get on a plane, open a checking account. Even if you don’t drive there is no excuse for not having a ID. If you are in that bad of shape voting is the last thing you should be worried about. My mother was dying for pancreatic cancer last year and still had the since to get a absentee ballot. Its not hard just lazy people making excuses.
Getting ballets is easy in some locations, very hard in others, Many have to apply and wait for weeks and may get delay in the now extremely slow snail mail.
There have been cases where people applied to be in the voter roles Months before the election but were never approved until it was already over.
How come CONSERVATIVES get it together to register to vote early and every time? Why are the LIBERALS the lazy ones dragging their feets, deciding impulsively to vote at the last minute? GM has no right to tip the scales just to appease the laziest of their employees.
thank you, we need voter id, it’s that simple.
It’s not lazy people making excuses, it’s politicians and people wanting the opportunity to commit voter fraud. They could really care less about the ID issue. Just a convenient excuse.
In california it’s the law to have an ID card or at least it was ?
The only purpose of the bill is to make it harder to vote. If you don’t realize that then you have no business voting.
It SHOULD be hard to vote, not easy! That’s the whole point! Showing up to do a job isn’t all it takes. you have to work HARD. Voting should require an intelligence test that leans towards Conservatism because basic economics WOULD make it hard to pass. We need to stop considering the right to vote as something we should extend to people who can’t even show up.
Sample question: “if electric cars are subsidized and gas cars aren’t, which cars should GM build?”
Sample question: “if batteries are more toxic than gasoline fumes, which ones should GM build?”
Sample question: “if gasoline is cheaper than electricity when you take away the solar power subsidies, which fuel should GM get behind?”
Sample question: “if war to increase oil production costs less than war with China for rare earths for EVs, which war should GM get behind with lobbyists?”
Barra said GM is “calling on state lawmakers across the nation to work together in a bipartisan way to ensure that any changes to voting laws preserve and enhance the most precious element of democracy – the right to vote in a fair, free, and equitable manner.”
Yet I am not seeing the word honest or truthful. If you need an ID to buy a pack of smokes, a beer, or drive a car, you can provide one to vote. There are plenty of programs available to get one. This is madness.
Yes, what is wrong with having controls in place to assure that the individual voting is the person that they represent to be? One Person One Vote!
Regardless of what side on the aisle you may be, you should want these controls in place.
Correct Steve. I honestly can’t wrap my mind around the “logic” behind not wanting to have secure in person voting.
Lets see, no transportation, no ability to pay for id, low income, disabilities that render you unable from leaving your home. Yet you are still an eligible voter that is getting repressed.
You can ask for a absentee ballot. They will mail it to you. If you in that bad of shape someone can surely help you, if not i’m sure voting is the least of your worries. Lets get real the majority of the people who want to vote can vote. This is to stop dead people and not residents from voting. There is nothing wrong with that. Voting does not need to be a month long activity. 2 weeks of early voting is plenty. If you can’t make it then you have other issues and employers do have to let you go vote.
Yeah sure all that sounds good, but other than the surface level good in the nitty gritty of these laws there are several changes that make it extremely hard to Vote. Changing voting locations, closing poling locations, moving them out of the city where many cannot drive.
Thank you, illegal aliens have no rights here in america, if they want to come, come in the right way, otherwise, please leave.
Again, there are programs to get an ID that are available. So no, they are not being repressed or oppressed.
In Lawrence Kansas as a bus driver I took people to get their I. D. The Ride cost 50 cents or $1.00 voter I. D. is ok. Oh yes I took people in wheelchairs there, low income people also.
IDs for smokes and beer are just to validate your age not who you are (i.e. fake ids). A lot of people don’t drive cars especially some younger people in larger cities.
I don’t care one way or another, but normally you try to fix problems that are real. This is a perceived problem due to the last election that no one could prove there was any amount of voter fraud. The penalty for voter fraud just isn’t worth it to try to swing an election that tends to vary by thousands of votes.
It’s a felony to vote illegaly. 5 years in prison. People are not going to risk putting an extra vote or 2 in – Fraud does not exist.
Make it easy to vote, and both parties should win on ideas and not suppressing the vote.
I want them to prohibit dealers from asking for an ID to take a test drive.
It’s all about power! Do you believe all these ordinary people, businessmen turned into zealous marxists overnight! No leftists show power, don’t messing around, rule with an iron fist, and make it clear to usually nonpolitical public where is the power and which side you should take to get the best of this clash. Meanwhile the right is just mocking all this social justice movement, wokeism, they can’t see how the left turned this into a tranny in just five years.
The Rightwing don’t know how to social network and organize and use their power yet those middle class white people who buy cars, baseball, basketball tickets but people who run those companies know they can get away with this because those mild-mannered suburbanites don’t have a political power and they never boycott their products or riot and loot.
“the most precious element of democracy” ?
I support any effort (law) to make our elections more honest and accurate. No corruption from politicians. No inaccuracies from non-verified votes. A person can do very little in todays society without proof of identity and their is no excuse other then dishonesty for not showing or requiring ones identity in an election.
Honesty is a facet of moral character that connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc. Honesty also involves being trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere. – Wiki.
Equity without honesty is nothing more then false truth (a fraud).
I support the USA returning back to a republic in which only those with responsibility and accountability may have the privilege of voting.
What we see now is the result of a feminized nation. They are parallels throughout history of what happens when a civilization becomes this way. It leads to ruin. There is no logic or reason within the realm anymore. No surprise to any self respecting man.
The leftist can’t get their agenda through “We the People” or the court system, so they have recruited Corporate America and it appears that they have answered the call – Barra will cost GM by aligning themselves with this woke culture because when I’m done writing this post I’m going to dump all my GM stock and the 2021 GMC that I was looking at buying, has just changed to a Ram!
lol you realize Stellantis is ram right?
Oh please give me a break. There are many things that require for us to show ID. Ironically Colorado has voting ID laws in which the MLB left Georgia for. Truly a clown world now in the USA. This is why republics fail and lead to a full blown democracy. At that point democracies will always fail as everyone gets a say who has not business getting a say. This silliness is the result of the USA and west at large not being ran by men. Voting should have never been made a right but instead stayed a privilege. As what we are witnessing now is mob rule. God forbid we did not have the electoral college as the USA would have been done a few decades ago.
Any person who has a problem with verification is a fool and I have nothing to say to them. I challenge them to imagine a world in which verification is not required for anything. Madness right? So why can’t the same be allowed for protecting the integrity of a sovereign nation. OHHH wait that is some type of “ist” and “ism” and the evil ***** man is to blame. So we must continue cuckolding ourselves.
Lowercase gm should focus on making cars and staying profitable.
With the current actions of lowercase gm it makes it very hard for me to want to get a ZL1 this year. It really sucks as that car is everything I want.
Sure I have no issue with Verification BUT if you have to pay for your verification, that is not free or fair elections.
Why do I have to show ID to buy a gun pifft? If you take the stance that ID being shown to vote is not fair, then how is requiring ID fair in my exercising of my Constitutional 2nd Amendment right?
The distortion of our electoral process has been going on for a good while and now they don’t even try to hide it. They try to mask it as racism.
The truth is elections have been tampered since the first one.
The laws we have had made it easy to vote. Now they just want to open things up more for corruption. They should have absentee voting and only offer it for a week before the election. No voting after Election Day.
Some form of ID should be shown. It is only common sense. Those not showing ID generally are people who have something to hide as most of us have at the even least one form of ID.
Even the black community has 70% saying they approve of showing an ID. The Democratic party acts like they are unable to get an ID. To me that is an insult as they can have one if they really want one.
These companies need to start to deal with the cancel crowd or they will be a slave to them in to the future.
Imagine if GM would just let anyone vote at the shareholders meetings even if they did not prove stock ownership?
Our freedom is based on fair and free elections and if we lose that we will be held hostage to a one party system and we all have seen how that works out.
The Democratic Party used to stand for many now it only stands for special interest groups that are trying to take power.
Half this country is not fooled and I hope we can bring back the balance of power peacefully. I also hope they can expose the far left for what they are doing.
If one of us is chained none of us are free.
GM and Ford: shut up and build cars.
Delta and Amerian: shut up and take me up in your airplanes.
Coke: shut up and package food products.
This. 1000 times this. I don’t understand why this is such a hard concept.
You forgot Chrysler, I mean FCA, ooh yeah, it’s Stellantis today!!! 🤣🤣🤣
I Know that’s right and that’s why i quit the democratic party 14 years ago, because they have turned themselves into total bulls***!
Opposing this proposal is asinine. Middle school, way before you can even vote, cannot enter without having a photo school ID. High school, same. Can’t drive without photo ID. Cannot rent car without photo ID. Cannot enter some bars without photo ID. Cannot board a plane without a photo ID. Who the hell doesn’t have a photo ID to place a vote? People trying to vote illegally, that’s who.
Where the heck did you go where you had to have a Photo id to enter Middle School and High School??? That’s insane.
Where have you been for years at least around here students have had photo IDs
Only place that ever required an ID was College, none of my Schools since before I graduated way back in 06 required them.
Try to enter any elementary, middle, or high school in the country. You’ll be required to show ID. And proof that your child attends the school.
The problem is once DJT lost, the Red-Wings wanted these ID laws that reek of Jim Crow. If they wanted the ID laws and integrity without much resistance it should had been done before or during 45s term. The laws will be thrown out via USSC due to the Civil Rights Act. Do it suck?, probably but so dose racism and Red cults.
Try and buy a Chevy or a Ford without showing some kind of ID. You can’t even take a Test drive without an ID.
That has nothing to do with Chevy or Ford. That’s a liability for insurance companies and bank financing (credit reports).
Mr. Flew, and that, you think, is more important than Voting ID??
It’s very disappointing when corporations become partisan activists.
It’s a mistake to limit sales to one partisan contingent.
Hey Mary, how come WHITE people can get an ID?
Maybe time to buy something besides GM
Everybody talks about the right to vote bills but no one states what the gold standard of voting is supposed to be. All of Europe requires an ID to vote, and the logic is simple. In America, we can’t have any legit conversation. On top of that, how many people that vote have no idea what they hell they see voting for? If you can’t figure out how it get an ID, then I hate to say it, you are most likely a low iq voter. But it all doesn’t matter, the country as a result of fb, Twitter and tech in general is becoming a left leaning governed nation which will reward the rich and punish the middle class. Just hope you are on the right side of the two.
In most european countries have a compulsory population register.
People get all necessary information mailed at home, including a voter card which can be used to ask the papers to vote per mail.
The voting districts are set up to include at most 2500 people. The voting place is in walking distance. Counting the votes is done normally in a very short time in the voting local, so that the final countrywide result for a federal election is available during the night (“preliminary official result”). The counting of the municipal elections, though, took about a week to count, because here in Frankfurt one could distribute 93 votes freely aming more than 1000 candidates in 28 lists, but could also tick a list and then cancel individual candidates from that list. But such extravanancies occur only with municipal elections.
In the last election I needed only to show the voter card which I had received by mail weeks before, not my ID card (here in Germany every citizen is required by law to HAVE a valid ID card, but not to carry it all the time.
Seen from Germany, the USA looks like a 3rd World Country and strafed with a racism as if slavery had never ended.
Yeah, like Germany is the perfect country without any ethnic racism. Heil.
People call Whites “racist” for keeping bus lines out of suburbs, trains out of Michigan, but all of that not only helped save a lot of money and keep crime IN detroit where it belongs, it fostered auto ownership and community connection to the industry that made the region.
If liberals had given criminals in detroit buses and trains to go rob suburbs, they wouldn’t have owned cars, wouldn’t have learned how to repair cars, couldn’t have gotten jobs in the auto industry and wouldn’t have the money to donate to the DNC to complain about how “hard” they have it in their cushy union jobs.
So called “racism” forced the criminals into respectability and will force them to get ID if they want to vote.
The cleaners called. Your Klan robes are ready for pick up.
We will NOT be replaced!!!!!!!!
You are a fake anyway. And cloned a million times.
A lazy stupid vote counts the same as a well informed smart vote.
Unfortunate but true.
I wonder how many people read the entire party platform statements before an election???
Why should’t we need ID to vote? We need it for almost everything we do or buy.