(FRC) Woke corporations are learning the hard way that their social activism has a price. Monday, Major League Baseball was slapped with a $1.1 billion lawsuit for pulling the 2021 all-star game out of Atlanta, Georgia. The Job Creators Network (JCN), an organization that advocates for small businesses, filed the lawsuit — arguing that the MLB’s decision cost Georgia businesses $100 million in lost revenue and is seeking $1 billion in punitive damages.
Earlier this spring, the MLB announced it would pull the event out of Georgia after the Georgia legislature enacted a new law that would make voting easier and safer. The MLB’s decision was based on the media’s false narrative that the law’s provisions, like replacing signature verification with a photo ID requirement, would make it harder to vote. But, as JCN President Alfredo Ortiz pointed out, “Major League Baseball itself requests ID at will call ticket windows at Yankee Stadium in New York, Busch Stadium in St. Louis, and at ballparks all across the country.” The MLB embodies the typically elite attitude in America: rules for thee, but not for me. (Read More)