Masters chairman Fred Ridley against boycott over Georgia voting law

Augusta, Georgia – Fred Ridley, Augusta National and Masters President, will not go so far as to condemn the controversial Georgia voting law that prompted Major League Baseball to withdraw the All-Star Game from Atlanta and other companies to criticize the legislation. As part of his annual pre-tournament press conference on Wednesday at Augusta National, Ridley said, “The right to vote is fundamental in our democratic society. Nobody should be denied the exercise of this right, and it is vitally important that all citizens have confidence in the electoral process. Who we are as a people. ”We realize that opinions and opinions on this law differ, and there have been calls for boycott and other punitive measures. Unfortunately, these measures often impose greater burdens on the most vulnerable in our society. In this case, that includes our friends and neighbors here in Augusta who are at the center of the positive change we are trying to achieve. ”The 98-page measure was signed into law by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on March 25. Opponents say MLB Commissioner, Rob Manfred, who Last week it was announced that the All-Star would be relocated from Georgia due to the Voters Act, among other things, that it would restrict access to voting, especially for people of color.National Member.Ridley was not asked about baseball’s position, and when asked for his personal opinion, he said that he It shouldn’t constitute a debate. In our society and this – as I mentioned, anything that hurts anyone in voting is a mistake and needs to be addressed, ”Ridley said.“ I’m not going to talk about the details of the law, but I know that … I think there is a resolution, and I am not Ink is going to count on people working together, talking and having a constructive dialogue because that’s how our democratic society works. And while I know you would like us to make an announcement about this, I don’t think it would be helpful to find a solution in the end. ”According to the records of the Election Commission FEMA, Ridley made the donation on December 1 $ 2,800 to Perdue for the Senate and $ 2,800 to the Senate Georgia Battleground Fund. The money was funneled through WinRed, a fundraising platform for the Republican Party. David Purdue and Kelly Loeffler were Republican senators in Georgia and both lost in the January 5 run-off that saw a majority in the US Senate switching to the Democratic Party. President Joe Biden narrowly won Georgia in November amid allegations of voter fraud by the president. Then Donald Trump which has yet to be proven. He promoted the fact that the Masters would honor me Elder on Thursday morning as an honorary start. Elder was the first black golfer to compete in the Masters’ Championship, in 1975. He will start the rnament with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. “Elder bravely broke barriers as his name was announced on the first tee,” said Ridley. “I can’t wait to be honored to introduce me and celebrate his inspiring legacy with our sponsors and our viewers around the world.” Augusta National has committed to awarding two Elder scholarships for golf programs at Paine College in Augusta, a historic black school. As part of this, the club has pledged to start its women’s golf program from scratch at any cost, with Cameron Champ being the only black Masters player with 88 players this week. He has done his own work in support of HBCU golf, and said he was disappointed with Georgia’s new voting law. “As you can tell, it really targets certain black communities and makes it difficult to vote, and it’s everyone’s right to vote for me,” Champ said, speaking before the Ridley press conference. “To me, it’s very shocking. Obviously what they did in MLB and what they did in moving the All-Star game was a big statement. I know there is a bunch of other organizations and companies that have moved things.” A prestigious event, and I know there’s a lot going on with him and the people involved in it. It was a bit disappointing to see that. This week I will definitely support some things throughout the week. ”

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