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MLB All-Star Game 2021 Moving Away From Atlanta Due to New Georgia Voting Law

MLB All-Star Game 2021 Moving Away From Atlanta Due to New Georgia Voting Law

Major League Baseball is making a huge move.

The organization announced the 2021 All-Star Game is moving outside of Atlanta in response to a new Georgia voting law that is generating controversy, as critics say it limits access to voting, especially for people of color, ESPN reported Friday (April 2).

“Over the last week, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with Clubs, former and current players, the Players Association, and The Players Alliance, among others, to listen to their views. I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.

President Joe Biden told ESPN previously that he would “strongly support” pulling the game out of Atlanta because of the law.

The commissioner said he “fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box.”

No new site for the All-Star Game or draft were announced as of yet.

For a detailed report on what the new Georgia law means, head to The New York Times.

President Biden also recently spoke out about something serious happening in America.

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