Influential Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams implored Americans Wednesday night to NOT boycott her home state’s economy after Republicans passed an election security bill, saying the move would hurt “black and Latino voters.”
“Disappointed MLB will move the All-Star Game, but proud of their stance on voting rights. GA GOP traded economic opportunity for suppression,” posted Abrams on social media.
“I understand the passion of those calling for boycotts of Georgia following the passage of SB 202. Boycotts have been an important tool throughout our history to achieve social change. But here’s the thing. Black, Latino, AAPI, and Native American voters whose votes are the most suppressed under SB 202 are also the most likely to be hurt by potential boycotts of Georgia. To our friends across the country, please do not boycott us,” Abrams said in a video posted Wednesday night.