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Patagonia cheers MLB fleeing Georgia over voting law while continuing China operations despite Uyghur abuse
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Outdoor clothing company Patagonia is praising Major League Baseball for pulling its All-Star Game out of Georgia while it continues to make and sell clothes in a country that brutally represses religious minorities.
In a statement Monday, Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert urged other business leaders to commit to "reaching out to business partners to facilitate speaking out against further state laws that would restrict voting access."
Under that objective, he said: "MLB has pulled the All-Star Game from Atlanta, and we need more businesses to take a stand and we can use our business networks to expand our advocacy. Opting to stay silent while the constitutional rights of voters in Georgia and across our country are being threatened is tantamount to supporting these unjust laws."
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Meanwhile, Patagonia owns a store in China's capital, Beijing, and has a number of other facilities in the repressive nation.