Statement from Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Orioles Chairman and CEO John Angelos
Friday Apr 2nd, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE, MD (Friday, April 2, 2021) — Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Orioles Chairman and CEO John Angelos released the following joint statement:
The Orioles organization joins the City of Baltimore in support of today's decision by Major League Baseball to relocate the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Draft. As the birthplace of civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall, we stand united with Commissioner Manfred in denouncing this malicious legislative effort to suppress voters in Georgia and other state legislatures.
Baseball is our national pastime and preserving the right to vote is a pillar of our American democracy. The City of Baltimore and the Birds of Baltimore applaud MLB’s patriotism in supporting voting rights, and we encourage everyone to use this moment to fight for fair elections and register eligible Americans to vote and make their voices heard.