‘There are a fair amount of Georgia citizens who disagree with us giving them money—through the tax incentives—to begin with…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will meet with Hollywood executives over the fallout following Georgia’s new pro-life law, according to The Atlanta Journal–Constitution.
Several entertainment companies, including Disney and Netflix, have vowed to “rethink” their production in the state after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a fetal “heartbeat” bill into law, which bans abortions in the state after a heartbeat is detected, which is usually six weeks into a pregnancy.
Kemp postponed a trip to meet with studio executives, so they invited Abrams instead, according to AJC. She plans to travel to Hollywood on June 11, along with Ilyse Hogue, the president of abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Abrams will meet with Hollywood elites to address the “reality that employees in the state may not have full access to healthcare or the freedom to make decisions about their futures and their families,” according to the invitation distributed by former CBS chairwoman Nina Tassler.
“Many of us have projects in the state. I know it’s complicated,” wrote Tassler. “There’s lots of money and jobs at stake—for us and for the people of Georgia. That’s why Ilyse Hoge and Stacey Abrams want to meet with us.”
Abrams has encouraged leftists to protest the law within the state. She dubbed it the #StayAndFight movement, encouraging Hollywood leaders to donate to candidates and groups challenging the law instead of boycotting the state.
Abrams told the Los Angeles Times that the entertainment industry “puts us in a unique position to fight back—not only against the legislation here but the legislation around the country—and to fund the defeat of these politicians and their horrible behavior.”
Kemp said he isn’t worried about the boycott and that he won’t be bullied by Hollywood elites.
“If there are some in the entertainment industry who don’t want to invest here, there are others who will,” he told The Savannah Morning News after a recent speech. “There are a fair amount of Georgia citizens who disagree with us giving them money—through the tax incentives—to begin with.”