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Nine major sports unions join forces to oppose U.S. state voting restrictions

Nine major sports unions join forces to oppose U.S. state voting restrictions

5/3/2021 9:45:00 PM

Nine major sports unions join forces to oppose U.S. state voting restrictions

Nine major U.S. sports unions joined together on Monday to declare their opposition to state legislative efforts restricting the right to vote.

The statement was co-signed by the National Basketball Players Association, the Basketball Players Union, Major League Soccer Players Association, National Football League Players Association, and the United States Women's National Team Players Association along with players' bodies representing elite-level women's ice hockey, soccer and basketball.

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The sports unions said they were joining hundreds of individuals and corporations in taking a 'Stand for Democracy'."As Americans, we know that in our democracy we should not expect to agree on everything," the statementread."However, regardless of our political affiliations, we believe the very foundation of our electoral process rests upon the ability of each of us to cast our ballots for the candidates of our choice.

"We should all feel a responsibility to defend the right to vote and to oppose any discriminatory legislation or measures that restrict or prevent any eligible voter from having an equal and fair opportunity to cast a ballot."The other groups are the National Women's Hockey League Players' Association, National Women's Soccer League Players Association, Professional Women's Hockey League Players Association, and Women's National Basketball Players Association.

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They are so woke they forgot how to read. The Lemming mentality of some people us frightening. And I bet just like university these unions are run by Liberals. UnionS in sports are a joke anyways. Let us cheat! They will oppose it up until it starts messing with their money

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Nine sports unions sign letter opposing voting restrictionsThe move comes after Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines and Major League Base ball issued public statements opposing Georgia's voting rights bill last month. Then they need to live by their rules. Order tickets? Pick up without ID. Individuals can bring in soda to sell at park etc

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