The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is urging professional golfers to refuse to play in the 2021 Masters unless the historical event is moved out of Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia following a new state voting reform law signed by Gov. Brian Kemp
NBJC calls the bill an “unacceptable attack on our democracy” and a reform that is “designed to return black and poor and already disenfranchised voters in Georgia to second class citizens.”
“The PGA Tour and Masters Tournament have both made commitments to help diversify golf and address racial inequities in this country – and we expect them to not only speak out against Georgia’s new racist voter suppression law – but to also take action,” the statement read. “To that end, the National Black Justice Coalition is calling on the PGA Tour and Masters Tournament to pull the upcoming championship event from the Augusta National Golf Course. Professional golfers should refuse to play in Georgia until the racist voter suppression law is repealed.”
The Left and the media continue to release statements calling the new bill racist without getting into any of the bill’s context. Unsurprisingly, the outrage has hit the sports world and is welcomed by the puppets in the sports media.
MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark announced Friday that players are ready to discuss moving this summer’s MLB All-Star Game out of Atlanta over the GOP-sponsored election reform bill. The bill makes it “particularly difficult for black voters to reach the polls,” Clark says.
Unlike the Masters, which begins April 8, the MLB has a few months to cave to the pressure and move the All-Star Game.
The bill standardizes voting hours, requires a state-issued ID for absentee voting, limits drop boxes, grants greater legislative control, and bans handing out water and food to voters waiting in line at the polls. Anyway, some call that Jim Crow 2.0.
Gov. Kemp defended the bill last week:
What this bill actually does is fight the rhetoric from those that are fund-raising off of this issue and polarizing it, to take away from the unconstitutional power grab of H.R. 1 that’s going on in Washington D.C. right now. It further secures our absentee ballots by mail by requiring a photo I.D., which the vast majority of Georgians support. It is also adding days of early voting on the weekends. We’re expanding the right to vote in Georgia. You’re not hearing that from the other side. That’s what the truth is, as well as further securing absentee ballot boxes, which didn’t exist before.
“It’s completely contrary to what they’re trying to do in D.C. by doing away with the state’s photo I.D. requirement, by doing away with it being illegal to harvest ballots in Georgia [and] making that mandatory at the federal level. I fought very hard for over a decade to keep our voter rolls secure. You wouldn’t be able to do that with H.R. 1. So I think the people really need to look at who is trying to restrict things. It’s the Democrats in Washington, not Republicans that continue to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat.”
At this rate, any event in Georgia should expect some angry tweets and press releases directed its way.