After generating outrage over Georgia election law, Stacey Abrams group starts asking for end to boycotts

by Peter Heck · Apr 16th, 2021 9:31 am
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Last Updated Apr 18th, 2021 at 6:06 pm

After successfully creating a furor over Georgia's new voter integrity law that resulted in boycotts of her own state, failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is calling on Hollywood to end its boycott of the Peach State.

In a statement from her organization Fair Fight, spokesperson Seth Bringman blamed the loss of revenue the state is experiencing on Republicans.

"Brian Kemp and Georgia Republican lawmakers are singularly responsible for any job that is lost and any dollar that goes out of Georgia, because they prioritized suppressing voters of color over the economic well-being of all Georgians," the statement said.

After Major League Baseball moved its All-Star Game and annual draft out of Georgia in protest of the law she had campaigned against, Abrams expressed in early April her disappointment of their decision, while still praising those who are taking a stand.

But after news broke this week that actor Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua are moving the production of the upcoming film "Emancipation" to Louisiana, pressure began mounting on Abrams.

"We urge events, productions, and businesses to come to Georgia and support the very communities that will [sic] whose access to the ballot will be hurt by Senate Bill 202. Come to Georgia and speak out against voter suppression. Stay and fight," Abrams' organization said.


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