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Coca-Cola Vending Machines Banned From County Government Buildings


PEMBROKE PINES, FL – JULY 18: A Diet Coke is poured on a Big Gulp cup at a 7-Eleven store on July 18, 2002 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The Big Gulp Car Cup is 32-ounces of cool fountain refreshment that fits in the cup holder of most vehicles. 7-Eleven, Inc., the premiere name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry, is observing its 75th anniversary in 2002. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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July 04 2021 08:00 pm

(WTRF)- County Commissioners in Surry County of North Carolina voted to have all Coca- Cola vending machines banned in their office buildings.

Eddie Harris, Surry County’s longest-serving commissioner, says Coca-Cola’s politics are too far left.

“The left wing in America, they defund, they boycott, they cancel, they tear down statues — all sorts of egregious actions. The expectation from them is the opposing political side will cower in the corner and we’re supposed to accept that and it’s supposed to be OK. And it’s not OK.”

Eddie Harris

Following the state’s announcement of its new voting laws, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey said in a statement, “Our focus is now on supporting federal legislation that protects voting access and addresses voter suppression across the country. We all have a duty to protect everyone’s right to vote, and we will continue to stand up for what is right in Georgia and across the U.S.”

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