L.A. Lakers star LeBron James mentioned he intends to make use of the All-Star Game weekend to struggle “voter suppression” because the NBA involves Atlanta’s State Farm Arena on Sunday.
With his More Than a Vote group, James will team up with the NBA, the Players Association, and the Georgia NAACP to “combat voter suppression,” in line with Fox 5.
The effort will concentrate on the state of Georgia because the state legislature begins introducing new payments to deal with the horrible mess into which the 2020 election devolved.
“I use my platform to continue to shed light on not only in my community but around this country and the world,” James mentioned.
“I will never shut up about things that are wrong,” James added. “I preach about my people, and I preach about equality.”
The Georgia House of Representatives just lately handed HB 531, a invoice that may make a number of modifications to the state’s election legal guidelines. Per Fox, “The measure would shorten early voting, ban non-emergency use of mobile polling precincts, put restrictions on location and hours of drop boxes, outlaw passing out food or water to people waiting in line to cast a ballot, and require either a driver’s license number or photo of a state I.D. to request an absentee ballot.”
The legislature can be contemplating different modifications, together with placing an finish to no-excuse mail-in or absentee voting.
As Atlanta gears up for the All-Star Game, Michael O’Connor, town’s deputy police chief, warned those that there can be an elevated police presence in and across the area.
“If you come here and choose to get involved in gun violence or other serious criminal activity, please plan to stay as you will be residing to the Fulton County jail,” O’Connor said on Wednesday.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms additionally jumped into warning mode and even told folks to not even hassle coming to Atlanta for the sport.
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