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Job Creators Network petition for MLB to return All-Star game to Georgia surpasses 11,000 signatures

The MLB pulled out of holding the event in Georgia in a show of opposition to election-related legislation passed in the Peach State.

Updated: May 12, 2021 - 8:24pm

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A small business advocacy organization says that it has amassed more than 11,000 signatures on a petition calling for Major League Baseball to reverse course and shift its All-Star game back to Atlanta, Georgia.

"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," JCN President and CEO Alfredo Ortiz said. "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."

The game had been slated to occur in Georgia, but the MLB pulled out of holding the event there in an expression of opposition against election-related legislation passed in the Peach State.

"I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year's All-Star Game and MLB Draft," Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. said last month. "Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box."