NAACP urges athletes to avoid signing with Texas teams due to 'attacks on voting rights and reproductive care'

The NAACP sent an open letter to five playersunions on Thursday, テキサスのチームと契約しないようにアスリートに促します.

“過去数ヶ月間, テキサス州の議員は古風な政策を可決しました, disguised as laws, that directly violate privacy rights and a woman’s freedom to choose, restrict access to free and fair elections for Black and Brown voters, and increase the risk of contracting coronavirus,” インクルード two-page letter signed by NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson and NAACP Texas President Gary Bledsoe reads.
The letter was addressed to the NFL Players Association, the Women’s National Basketball Players Association, the National Basketball Players Association , the MLB Players Association and the NHL Players Association and goes on to add: “If you are a woman, avoid Texas. If you are Black, avoid Texas. If you want to lower your chances of dying from coronavirus, avoid Texas.
    月曜日に, テキサス州政府. Greg Abbot signed into law a new congressional map that is expected to bolster the GOP’s majority in the quickly diversifying state.
      The new map consolidates the power of White voters and eliminates political competition in the state’s rapidly changing suburbs.
        The NAACP letter also references a restrictive new abortion law and coronavirus mandates as reasons to look for employment elsewhere.
        9月中, A 物議を醸す法律 that bars abortions at six weeks went into effect in the state.
          The US Supreme Court has allowed it to remain in effect but has agreed to hear oral arguments on the law next month.
          The state’s conservative Republican governor has also banned state entities, 民間雇用者を含む, from enforcing Covid-19 vaccine mandates.
          The NAACP letter concludes with a plea to free agents and to those considering employment in Texas.
          The Texas government will not protect your family. Demand that Texas owners invest in your rights and protect your investments.
            Texas is not safe for you, your spouse, or your children. Until the legislation is overturned, Texas isn’t safe for anyone.
            CNN Sport reached out to the governor of Texas for comment.