As many of you might know, the Coalition to Legalize Mixed Martial Arts in New York is having a rally on February 8th in lower Manhattan (see attached) in front of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's office. I am currently working on a video commercial with The Fight Nerd to encourage people to come to this rally.
I have a BIG favor to ask all of you who own martial arts gyms in New York State!
What I need you all to do is film yourself in your gym (or in front of your gym) encouraging people to come to the rally and support legalization of MMA in NYS. You can use any kind of digital camera you like, however the best format would be .mov. Next best is mpeg. But, in the end, whatever format you can get us is fine.
I need to you do do this ASAP. We would like to get all the videos compiled by this coming Friday. Your video should be VERY QUICK and follow the following script or a similar variant:
"Hi, my name is _________ and I own ______________ gym in ___________, New York. I want you to support legalized Mixed Martial Arts in New York State by coming to the NY MMA NOW rally on February 8th."
Please file share your video to the Fight Nerd at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have never file shared anything, you can use http://www.yousendit.com/ for free. If your video is very short (which it should be!), regular e-mail may work.
We really need you to do this for our fellow NY MMA fans and supports ASAP. We hope to have the commercial done by the end of next week. Please forward this request to any NY State Gym Owner you know!
Thanks in advance! Let's show our government that NY business owners want Legal MMA...and let's get people to this rally!