A business advocacy organization is suing Major League Baseball (MLB), the player’s union, union executive director Tony Clark, and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred for yanking its 2021 All-Star Game out of Georgia due to the state passing a law to ensure election security.
The Job Creators Network filed suit Monday in a federal New York City court seeking $100 million in damages, the amount estimated to have cost local businesses in revenue. The league caved after President Joe Biden endorsed the decision, calling the Georgia bill “Jim Crow in the 21st century.” The law mandates voter identification for absentee ballots, among other provisions.
“MLB robbed the small businesses of Atlanta – many of them minority-owned – of $100 million, we want the game back where it belongs. This was a knee-jerk, hypocritical, and illegal reaction to misinformation about Georgia’s new voting law which includes Voter-ID,” Job Creators Network President Alfredo Ortiz said. “Major League Baseball itself requests ID at