JOB CREATORS NETWORK COLLECTS OVER 11,000 SIGNATURES TO RETURN ALL STAR GAME TO GA

Part of ongoing pressure campaign demanding the event return to the Peach State
Press ReleaseMay 12, 2021

Washington, D.C. (May 12, 2021)—The Job Creators Network (JCN), a leading national small business advocacy organization, has been engaging in a pressure campaign demanding that Major League Baseball return the All Star game to Georgia. The event was moved earlier this year from Atlanta to Denver to boycott a new Georgia voting law, which makes it easy to vote and hard to cheat.

JCN’s initiative has included billboards in Times Square, a full-page advertisement in The New York Times, and a clever demonstration in front of the MLB headquarters.

As part of the ongoing campaign, JCN has launched an online petition to help activate grassroots opposition to the MLB exit. As the landing page housed at ShameOnTheMLB.com reads, “TELL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TO MOVE THE ALL-STAR GAME BACK TO GEORGIA!” As of today, the petition has garnered over 11,000 signatures. View the petition here.

Alfredo Ortiz, JCN President and CEO, released the following statement:

“The Job Creators Network is not alone in our opposition to the MLB’s decision to move the All Star game from Atlanta—an exit that will cost Georgia businesses an estimated $100 million as they emerge from the lingering pandemic. It’s evident that strong grassroots resistance is standing side-by-side with JCN and Peach State small businesses to demand that Commissioner Manfred backtrack on his decision to kowtow to the woke mob. One thing is for sure: We aren’t going away.”