November 02, 2012 / BY LYLA BUGARA GOP, employers working together to coerce workers' votes

UPDATE: 1/8/13 Wendy's fast food chain has cut down the hours of 100 workers to only 28 hrs/week, just below the 32 hrs/week required to qualify for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

UPDATE: 11/14/12 Murray Energy has fired 160 workers. Both Papa John's Pizza and Applebee's have threatened to fire workers due to Obama's re-election and the myth that the Affordable Care Act will cause excessive financial burdens.

High-profile Republican politicians and business owners have launched a coordinated effort to deliver votes to the GOP — by threatening workers' jobs.

Major companies such as Murray Energy, Rite-Hite, Wynn Resorts, and the Koch Brothers' Georgia-Pacific are leveraging intense pressure on their employees to vote against President Obama, or else. In the words of Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel: "The economy doesn’t currently pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is another 4 years of the same Presidential administration."

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September 01, 2012 / BY AIM√ČE CASTENELL Rashad Robinson on the GOP's Voter Suppression Platform Plank

As Republicans gathered in Tampa, FL for their national convention, the country once again turned its eyes to a state that has become synonymous with voter suppression efforts which include discriminatory voter purges, strict voter ID laws which create undue burdens on voters, ex-felon disenfranchisement, and a calculated curtailing of the rights of third parties to register new voters in the state.

In an editorial in The Root, ColorOfChange Executive Director Rashad Robinson highlights the hypocrisy of a GOP convention platform that is rooted in the calculated discrimination of people of color by peppering their speakers' list with high-profile Republicans of color:

 

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