Rep. Ilhan Omar said on Sunday that she supports the boycott of Georgia’s new voting law, and that she is collaborating with the activist Stacey Abrams on the issue. Run in the opposite direction.
In an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union Address”, Omar (D-Minn.) was asked whether he agreed with Major League Baseball’s decision to withdraw from the Atlanta All-Star Game in protest of the law.
“We know that boycotts have enabled justice in many places. The civil rights movement is rooted in boycotts. We know that apartheid ended in South Africa because of boycotts.” said the progressive Minnesota congresswoman.
“So our hope is that this kind of boycott will lead to changes in the law, because we understand that when you limit people’s ability to vote, you create a democratic country that will not fully function for all of us. If we In order to continue to be a beacon of hope for all democracies in the world, we must stand by our position,”
The state’s failed 2018 Democratic governor candidate Abrams (Abrams) published a column in “USA Today” after weeks of public outrage, including a commotion in Hollywood and numerous companies China opposes boycotts.
“[B]Soy products are complex matters and require long-term action. I have no doubt that voters of color, especially black voters, are willing to endure the hardships of boycotts. But I don’t think it is necessary,” she wrote in the article.
At the end of last month, the relevant legislation signed by Governor Brian Kemp reformed the Peach State election agreement, imposed new restrictions on mail voting, and strengthened legislative control over voting procedures.
President Biden initially called the bill the “Jim Crow on Steroids” the day after signing the bill, but last Wednesday went a step further, saying that he would “resolutely support” the MLB Midsummer Classic. Protest.
Biden said in an interview with ESPN: “I think the behavior of today’s professional athletes is responsible.” “I will strongly support them in doing so. People expect them. They are leaders.”