Major League Baseball is making it known the organization is NOT having Georgia’s new voter suppression law.
From the New York Times:
In a firm rebuke of Georgia’s new elections law, Major League Baseball said Friday that it had abandoned its plan to play this summer’s All-Star Game in Atlanta.
The decision by the baseball commissioner, Rob Manfred, came after days of pressure from civil rights groups and the Major League Baseball Players Association.
In a statement, Manfred said that after conversations with teams, players, former stars and players union officials he had concluded that “the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft.”
MLB announces that 2021 All-Star Game will not be played in Atlanta: pic.twitter.com/tVxhCP3mbN
— Tyler Kepner (@TylerKepner) April 2, 2021
Earlier this week, President Biden voiced his support for MLB moving the midsummer showcase in light of the new voting law’s disproportionate impact on people of color.