MLB Scores a Home Run in Standing Up for What’s Right

They made the difficult but right decision

This is advocacy in action. Icon Sportswire/Getty Images

MLB walks out onto the field and steps up to the plate—bringing the brand up to bat, the swing we’ve all been waiting for to come and hit it out of the park. Its decision to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta on the heels of new legislation proposed to suppress voters in Georgia has been heated and met with inflammatory rhetoric. This is about more than a baseball game. Voter suppression is akin to taking issue with any other cause that in every way disenfranchises and seeks to limit and ultimately remove rights afforded to all.  

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Adweek opinion contributor and executive mentee Jen Kling is a brand marketer specializing in strategy, culture and innovation.