The prominent role of the WNBA in the future of the United States
The The seizure of the United States Capitol Make 2021 an early milestone. On January 6, the hearing in which Joe Biden will be confirmed as the nation’s new president, then Imposed in Donald Trump’s election. But what happened has nothing to do with what was planned. Everything took a 180-degree turn when thousands of protesters managed to enter the building, which for Americans is considered a temple of democracy, leaving us with some pictures that will be recorded in America’s records as the last – for a moment – an exorbitant memory from the Trump era.
At a time representing the future of politics in the United States, sport has emerged as another social asset of the population. If the NBA is the most obvious face del movimiento black lives are important, Kneeling on police abuses of the black community, the importance of WNBA in Georgia’s Senate elections is not far off. This is the story Atlanta Dream The women’s basketball team, which played a prominent role in the political life of its owner, Kelly Loeffler.
This 50-year-old woman born in Bloomington, Illinois, made a leap into politics by appointing her to replace the Republican Senator. Johnny Isaacson, Who left his seat in the US Congress in December 2019. Loeffler was known to own (49% ownership) Atlanta Dream Team, WNBA Team.
Politics had to defend this position in wild elections for the country’s future. Although Joe Biden won the presidential election for the Democrats, Control of the Senate will be fundamental to the ideas and changes in its mandate. However, Georgia’s elections last November yielded no winner with more than 50% of the vote, forcing the most voted candidates to go to the second round held on January 5.
Kelly Loeffler will compete In front of Rev. Raphael Warnock To hold a position in the Senate that would become necessary to his control. Tightly aligned with the ideas and policies of Donald Trump, the Republican nominee’s character clashed head-on with her role as the Atlanta dreamer. The women’s team list, made up largely of black players, He called for a boycott of Loeffler after she criticized the Black Lives Matter movement.
The team ran to endorse Warnock, also black, as their candidate for the Georgia Senate election. The NBA supported the WNBA, led by Seattle Storm star Sue Bird and one of the league’s greatest players, the Democratic Party’s support. Dream players, such as Elizabeth Williams, have appeared in matches With the slogan “Vote Warnock” on their shirts. They also used their social networks as a speaker to call for the priest’s vote.
Loeffler, who asked in a letter to the WNBA Commissioner to stop honoring the Black Lives Matter for understanding that politics and sport should not unite, was reluctant at all times to back down from the team. After embarking on his political career, he had set aside day after day the franchise, but, in his opinion, to sell the team It would mean surrendering to the “culture of annulment”.
Supporting the Atlanta Dream, as well as the rest of the WNBA, turned out to be a political catapult for Warnock, who has credited much of his recent video footage of his campaign to these athletes. Media like The New York Times emphasizes the role of activism Of the players in the final victory of the Democrat who managed to win With 50.6% of the vote against 49.4% Loeffler won.
Depending A study by The Washington PostWarnock’s popularity has gained a boost thanks to the entry of female basketball players into a campaign. It was August 4 when the Atlanta Dreams turned against Loeffler, and he called the Democrat. Earlier, in July, polls put pastor support at 9%. Since then, The intention to vote rose in favor of Warnock to enforce the second round He eventually became the first black senator in Georgian history. It’s impossible to determine the impact of WNBA in victory, but the election winner himself appreciated the campaign athletes.
May 13: 4 Warnock Polls 9%
July 29: 4 Warnock 9%
August 4: WNBA players wear Vote Warnock shirts.
August 10: Warnock third 14%
September 10: 3 Warnock 19%
October 2: Warnock 1, 28%
November 3: Warnock forces a run-off
January 5: Warnock wins a seat in the Senate
Nader Issa (NaderDIssa) January 6, 2021
Loeffler, Farewell to the Senate, what now?
Kelly Loeffler has confirmed that she will serve as a senator for Georgia It was the “greatest honor” of his life, Shortly after admitting that he called Warnock to congratulate him on the win. Although she has yet to decide whether her political future may have new episodes after her election defeat, Republican ideas – rooted in Trump’s political ideas – may not have a place in the new party image.
The Atlanta Dream owner has publicly stated that she does not intend to sell her share of the franchise, which she owns 49%. Due to his derogatory comments towards the Black Lives Matter, as well as various controversies during the campaign such as his picture with Former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, Loeffler does not arouse sympathy either in his team or in the league itself. Many are the voices asking for his departure.
I think I went to form the Royal Dream Collection. Whose? #BlackVotesMatter✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/9wclgdED2w
LeBron James (@KingJames) January 6, 2021
Especially LeBron James, The highest number in basketball and one of the players most connected to social activity in recent years, commented that he is considering setting up an investment group to take over the Atlanta Dream. Far from being a serious suggestion or a joke, the pressure on Loeffler’s farewell to the World Basketball Association is just beginning. Currently, Team players celebrated Warnock’s victory on social media, They achieved their goal.
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