WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) issued the statement below following news that Major League Baseball (MLB) has decided to move the 2021 MLB All-Star game and 2021 MLB draft out of Georgia in response to the state’s controversial new voter suppression law.
“Businesses and organizations have great power in their voices and ability to push for change, and I respect the decision of the players to speak out against this unjust law. It is not the people of Georgia or the workers of Georgia who crafted this law, it is politicians seeking to retain power at the expense of Georgians’ voices. And today’s decision by MLB is the unfortunate consequence of these politicians’ actions.
“It is my hope that businesses, athletes, and entertainers can protest this law not by leaving Georgia but by coming here and fighting voter suppression head on, and hand-in-hand with the community. Additionally, the urgency to pass federal voter protection laws grows every day, and I will continue to be a leader in that fight.”