Have the MLS Finals moved to play the GHSA State Championships as planned.

Have the MLS Finals moved to play the GHSA State Championships as planned.

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Samantha Sarmer started this petition to Governor Nathan Deal and

Problem
A tradition the residents of the state of Georgia hold near and dear to their hearts is the Georgia High School Football State Championships being held at the State's premier football venue on the second Friday and Saturday in December. Unfortunately, In July, the GHSA was strong armed into agreeing to postpone the state Championships until the following Tuesday and Wednesday, in the event the Atlanta United were to host game 1 of the MLS Cup finals. This decision was made without properly consulting the tax paying voters of the state.

Unfortunately, The Atlanta United are likely to advance to the MLS cup finals, where Game 1 will be held at at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday December 8th.

This clear injustice is an attack upon many of the hard working men and women of the state in rural areas who look to support their local community, as many of these people cannot take off work during the week to travel to Atlanta. This blatant oppression of these people is a monstrosity and a gross overreach of power. The state taxes of these people in rural areas were also taken to build Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and consulting their opinion on how to use the venue on the most important days of the year is paramount.




Solution
I call to have an emergency vote amongst the residents of the state, the whole state, to get this decision overturned. This will lead to the State Championships being played on Friday the 7th and Saturday the 8th as planned and for the soccer team to seek alternate accommodations.

Personal story
I am Founder, CEO, Executive Legal Counsel, Treasurer and Marketing Coordinator of the GHSA Bracket Challenge. This arduous challenge pits football fans from across the globe against each other in correctly picking the outcomes in the Georgia 7A High School Football Playoffs. I have a passion for GHSA Football and the nation has responded, as we have set record participation this year in the Challenge.

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