“The PGA Tour and the Masters Tournament are both committed to helping diversify golf and tackle racial inequalities in this country – and we expect them to not only speak out against the new racist crackdown on voters. in Georgia – but that they are also taking action National Black Justice Coalition said in a statement.
The National Black Justice Coalition has said professional golfers should refuse to play in Georgia until the law is repealed.
CNN has reached out to Augusta National and the PGA Tour for comment.
Major League Baseball may also be faced with a decision. This year’s MLB All-Star Game is set to take place this summer at Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves.
Tony Clark told The Globe that “the players are very aware” of the law, but “as far as the All-Star Game goes, we haven’t had a conversation with the league on this matter.”
CNN has reached out to the MLB and the MLB Players Association for their comment.
“SB 202 is a direct attack on the historic turnout and voter turnout in the November and January elections – elections where Georgians voted to elect Georgia’s first black and Jewish senators,” the WNBPA said in a report. communicated.
The statement added that the law comes after an election where minority voters made their voices heard in record numbers.
“This is a racist reaction designed to silence the voices of the people, mirroring the more than 200 bills in state legislatures across the country and aimed at targeting voters and suppressing democracy,” said the press release.
CNN’s Mallika Kallingal contributed to this report.
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