Despite their best efforts, lobbyists hired by the UFC have been unsuccessful is getting MMA legalized in the state of New York over the past few years. Rather than sit back and hope MMA legislation finally gets passed in 2011, Steve Koepfer, president of the American Sambo Association, has decided to take matters into his own hands and start a massive letter writing campaign.
He’s already prepared the letters. All you need to do is print them out, fill in your information and mail them off to your local NY state senators and assemblymen.
Here’s Mr. Koepfer with the details:
THE NEW YORK LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR BEGINS JANUARY 5TH, 2011.
LET OUR OFFICIALS KNOW WHAT WE WANT ON DAY ONE!
For years now, we have sat back and let the lobbyists do our work for us with little result. It is time to admit that petitions don’t work, lobby dollars only go so far, and that the only way our elected officials will act is if we tell them to act…ourselves!
Below are links to letters which I strongly encourage you to download, print out, fill out and mail to your NY State Senator AND Assembly person. THEY NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU DIRECTLY!
If you are a business owner, gym owner, promoter, or just a fan there is a letter for you. Please do not ignore this.
Gym owner’s letter: http://ussambo.com/mmany/gymletter.doc
Business owner’s letter: http://ussambo.com/mmany/businessletter.doc
Promoter’s letter: http://ussambo.com/mmany/promoterletter.doc
Fan’s Letter: http://ussambo.com/mmany/fanletter.doc
To find out who your local Senator and Assembly person is and where to mail your letters, visit the following links:
If you are not a New Yorker, but still would like to see MMA legaized in New York, please use these letters as a guide and mail one to Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo.
http://www.state.ny.us/governor/contact/index.html (in 2011)
Thank you in advance for all your support!
LET’S MAKE THIS HAPPEN IN 2011.
PASS THIS ALONG TO ANYONE WHO YOU THINK WILL HELP!