“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 National Black Justice Coalition said in a statement.
The National Black Justice Coalition said professional golfers should refuse to play in Georgia until the law is repealed.
CNN has reached out to Augusta National and PGA Tour for comment.
Major League Baseball may also be faced with a decision. This year’s MLB All-Star Game is scheduled to take place this summer at Truist Park — home of the Atlanta Braves.
Tony Clark told the Globe that “players are very much aware” of the law, but “as it relates to the All-Star Game, we have not had a conversation with the league on that issue.”
CNN has reached out to MLB and the MLB Players Association for comment.
“SB 202 is a direct attack on the historic turnout and participation by voters during the November and January elections — elections where Georgians voted to elect the first Black and Jewish senators from Georgia,” the WNBPA said in a statement.
The statement adds that the law comes after an election where minority voters made their voices heard in record numbers.
“This is a racist backlash designed to silence the people’s voices, mirroring the over 200 bills in state legislatures across the country designed to target voters and suppress democracy,” the statement said.
CNN’s Mallika Kallingal contributed to this report.
Source: CNN – US News