December 10, 2010

Save MMA in New York

I usually steer clear of political conversation because in general it gets no where fast.  But one topic that is rather important is the legalization of MMA in the state of New York.  For a number of asinine reasons mixed martial arts (MMA) events have not been able to get licensed and sanctioned due to archaic legislature

Below is a letter from my friend Steve Koepher a Sambo instructor in New York City.  As you can see it is clearly laid out with instructions and pre-written letters ready to print, sign, and send!   Both residents and non-residents alike can help to institute MMA in New York.

Thanks
Jake





As friends, members, and supports of the American Sambo Association, you have often come to our aid with many projects in the past. Now, I have a VERY CRITICAL favor to ask all of you who love the sport of MMA and want to see MMA legalized in New York State.
 
Do you want to see Mixed Martial Arts at Madison Square Garden?
Do you want to see Mixed Martial Arts at Nassau Coliseum?
Do you want to see Mixed Martial Arts at the HSBC Arena?
Do you want to see Mixed Martial Arts at the Blue Cross Arena?
Do you want to see smaller local shows in your town?
 
YOU HAVE TO ACT NOW!
 
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 pettitions don't work, lobby dollars only go so farand 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.
 
 
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.
 
Thank you in advance for all your support!
 
LET'S MAKE THIS HAPPEN IN 2011.
 
FORWARD THIS E-MAIL TO ANYONE WHO YOU THINK WILL HELP!
 
Stephen Koepfer
President, American Sambo Association
Head Coach, New York Combat Sambo
PO Box 5773
Long Island City, NY 11105
www.ussambo.com
www.nycombatsambo.com

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