The Coalition to Legalize Mixed Martial Arts in New York has a message that's loud and clear.
We want our MMA and we want it now.
The Coalition to Legalize Mixed Martial Arts in New York is a non-partisan volunteer group of organizations, gyms, business owners, and fans who want the sport to be legalized and regulated in New York.
In 2010, support for the legalization of MMA in New York came from Governor David Paterson and former Governer George Pataki and legislation to legalize MMA in New York was approved by the Senate but not by the New York State Assembly.
"If you are a fan, fighter, gym owner, business owner, or organization official who wants to start the 2011 New York legislative calendar by letting our government and know we want legalized and regulated in New York, please come show your support," the founder of The Coalition to Legalize Mixed Martial Arts in New York, Stephen Koepfer, said in a press release.
"Let's gather together to show our legislators that New York is not respecting the wishes of its voters! Let's remind our legislators how much business and how many jobs are lost to neighboring states where MMA is properly sanctioned! Let's remind our legislators that we care about he safety of our athletes! Let's remind our legislators that it is the people of New York who vote for them, and that we want legalized and regulated mixed martial arts in New York State!"
The coalition will be holding their rally to gain support for legalizing and regulating MMA in New York on February 8th at 12:00 p.m. ET at 250 Broadway, New York.
If you plan on attending the event, the coalition asks that you bring picket signs with a respectful message and don't bring any audio projection equipment.
For more information please contact Stephen Koepfer at NYMMANOW@gmail.com or 718-728-8054
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