The 'I Stand with the Fans' Pledge

Ensuring Fan Driven Sports Policy Decisions

The "I Stand with the Fans" Pledge

What is the 'I Stand with the Fans' Pledge?

We just completed an investigative review of the NBA's new G League (think of it as Minor League Basketball sponsored by Gatorade). As we bring the G League investigation to a head and publish our findings, we found an acute need for elected officials to better represent the interests of taxpaying fans. Hence, we have crossed over from the realm of sports to politics. We have concluded that the only true solution to the G League imposition on taxpayers goes through the electorate. That solution also applies to all of the professional sports leagues.

We call it the "I Stand with the Fans" Pledge and it requires elected officials to seek a commensurate % ownership in their local teams if those teams seek to accept taxpayer funding.

Will you take the pledge?

Are you an elected official or candidate in the United States or Canada? If so, show your voters that you will protect their interests as taxpayers and sports fans by taking the 'I Stand with the Fans' pledge.

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We will publish the verified names of elected officials and candidates who signed our pledge within this section of our website in the near future.

Please indicate if you are a state or federally elected official or candidate in an upcoming election:

Please complete the State/Local pledge form below:


I do hereby pledge to the fans and taxpayers of (city, state or district) whom I seek to represent to require a fair and equitable share in the ownership of any professional sports team in which taxpayer funds are utilized for team facilities. The minimum acceptable ownership share will equal 25% (or greater) of the taxpayer funds committed to the facility. I will oppose and otherwise not support any legislation or transaction that fails to meet this ownership requirement.

First Name:
Last Name:
Official Email Address:
(We will use this email address to verify your identity)

Please complete the Federal pledge form below:


I do hereby pledge to the fans and taxpayers of (city, state or district) whom I seek to represent to vote to deny the federal tax exempt status for any municipal bonds whose proceeds would be used to fund sports team facilities in which the municipality does not have an ownership interest. I further pledge to support and assist state and local officials seeking said ownership. I will oppose and otherwise not support any legislation or transaction that fails to meet this ownership requirement.

First Name:
Last Name:
Official Email Address:
(We will use this email address to verify your identity)

Are you a Sports Fan?

Let us know if you support the 'I Stand with the Fans' pledge.

Your voice has been heard. Thank you!

Contact:


Patrick Healy, Founder and CEO
PHealy@FansUnited.com
www.FansUnited.org

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