Washington, DC (July 13, 2021) — Tonight, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be played in Denver. The game was originally scheduled to be played in Atlanta but MLB moved the game in protest of Georgia’s voting reform law. Job Creators Network (JCN) sued MLB for moving the game out of Atlanta and is continuing efforts to hold MLB accountable.
Alfredo Ortiz, JCN President and CEO, released the following statement:
“One city should never benefit from the unjustified hardship of another. Denver is benefitting from the All-Star Game after a terrible pandemic, but it shouldn’t be on the backs of Atlanta small businesses. The MLB chose to punish Atlanta small businesses in an act of reckless virtue-signaling. MLB announced in May 2019 that the 2021 All-Star Game would be played in Atlanta and Atlanta small businesses were preparing for it ever since. The dreams of thousands of Atlanta small businesses were real, and the sounds of those crashing dreams are equally real. And over what? Lies. Lies about Georgia’s new voting laws, which ironically are less restrictive than Colorado’s. This is a sad day for America’s pastime – a shameful day. JCN will continue fighting for Greater Atlanta small businesses. We are continuing to evaluate our opportunities to remedy the injustice inflicted upon them.”
To learn about JCN’s efforts to bring the All-Star Game back to Atlanta and fight for Greater Atlanta small businesses go to MLBfail.com.
To learn the latest concerning JCN’s efforts against MLB, click here.