Every year 50 million Americans play fantasy sports. I am one of them. For millions of Americans like me, fantasy sports has become an important way of life. It’s about the community, the competition, and the love of the game. Ask anyone who plays and they’ll tell you the same thing: they do this because they love it. I personally oppose any measure that would move to take away that experience by restricting paid fantasy sports. And to anyone looking to end this game I say: Let us play!
Go to FantasySportsForAll.com. I encourage you to go there now:
The site fulfills two key goals:
- Collect petition signatures from fantasy players, affirming their right to play fantasy sports the way they want.
- Make it simple for fantasy players to contact the appropriate people in their states to assist with grassroots campaigns.
Here is what we are asking you to do to support our industry:
- Inform everyone who enjoys fantasy sports about the FantasySportsForAll.com web site, so they can add their names to the petition and contact lawmakers.
- Get the word out using email, tweets, and Facebook posts. Sample text is below.
Again, the FantasySportsTradeAssociation’s initiatives will only be as successful as the support you provide. The entire industry is depending on your efforts to get the word out.
In this pivotal moment, please help give us all a voice to make sure that fantasy sports remain for all.
How You Can Help
EXAMPLE FACEBOOK POSTS
Add your name to protect fantasy sports across the country—sign this petition to protect #FantasyForAll today: http://bit.ly/1knd15t
Across the country, the fantasy community is teaming up to protect the game we love. Add your name to protect #FantasyForAll today: http://bit.ly/1knd15t
Say you’re on our team—add your name to this #FantasyForAll petition to protect fantasy sports today: http://bit.ly/1knd15t
Retweet to spread the word—add your name to this #FantasyForAll petition to protect fantasy sports now: http://bit.ly/1knd15t
Take action—protect the game we all love. Sign this #FantasyForAll petition today: http://bit.ly/1knd15t
Join us in protecting #FantasyForAll—sign this petition today to say you stand with the fantasy community: http://bit.ly/1knd15t
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