MLB Pulls All-Star Game
Despite the overwhelming backlash against Georgia’s new law attacking voting rights, some Arizona elected officials are still pursuing similar legislation here in our state.
Georgia’s new law is proving to be incredibly harmful to the state – both in terms of undermining the basic foundations of our democratic processes but also to the state’s economy. Major businesses are speaking out against it, boycotts are being planned, and most recently Major League Baseball (MLB) pulled this year’s All-Start Game out of Georgia as a direct result of the new law!
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said the following: “Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,” Manfred said. “In 2020, MLB became the first professional sports league to join the non-partisan Civic Alliance to help build a future in which everyone participates in shaping the United States. We proudly used our platform to encourage baseball fans and communities throughout our country to perform their civic duty and actively participate in the voting process. Fair access to voting continues to have our game’s unwavering support.”
To read more about the decision and the support its receiving, click here.
It’s obvious that Georgia’s new law will harm people and the economy, so we have to ask ourselves…why would we want to repeat that in Arizona? The answer is simple: we don’t.
The attempt to undermine vote-by-mail and restrict other voting rights here in Arizona is nothing more than a power grab by self-serving politicians.