One Major League Baseball organization is speaking out about the potential election reforms that could be happening in its own state.
Miami Marlins CEO and New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter spoke out about the election-reform bill going through Florida’s Republican-controlled legislature Friday, the same day that the league pulled the All-Star Game out of Georgia because the Peach State passed a similar bill.
“The act of participating in our country’s election process is our civic responsibility and instrumental to our country’s foundation,” the Hall of Fame shortstop said in a statement. “We should promote increasing voter turnout as opposed to any measures that adversely impact the ability to cast a ballot. In November, the Marlins proudly set out to promote the vote with our Election Day feed the polls initiative, providing meals to voters as our local election officials conducted free and fair elections.”