Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cubs bill may be voted today!

From CubsWininAZ:

It's time for you to step up to the plate! House Bill 2736 is headed for discussion and a possible vote TODAY! You can read more on the HB 2736 on the Cubs Win In AZ Web site and about the potential amendment to the bill on our Facebook page.

We need to show the Arizona legislature that there is support for the bill. Here's what you can do to help:

• Contact the Arizona House of Representatives TODAY to encourage them to support HB 2736. You don't need to be an Arizona resident to do this, just a Cubs fan and a Spring Training supporter. For a list of state representatives visit: You can email them or call them and let them know you support the bill.

• Alert friends, family and your social media networks to do the same!

Key Talking Points:

• It's important to note the proposed legislation will not impact the state's general fund. It's similar to previous bills that helped build current Cactus League facilities.

• This legislation will help Mesa achieve its goal of keeping the Cubs in Arizona while at the same time helping the entire Cactus League retain its top attendance draw.

• This legislation sends a message that Arizona is prepared to protect an economic engine like Spring Training baseball. HB 2736 will not only help the Cubs, but it will help the entire Cactus League.

• The Cubs are the top draw in spring training in both Arizona's Cactus League and Florida's Grapefruit League.

• If the Cubs were to leave, all teams would lose revenue. In a recent economic study, the Cubs accounted for 22% of Cactus League attendance and they bring in $138 million annually to the Arizona economy.

• We've done a good job attracting new teams to strengthen the Cactus League. It's important we help teams like the Cubs who made this league what it is today.

• This is about guaranteed jobs and revenue. This isn't about something that's projected in the future. We already know the benefit of having the Cactus League in Arizona and what teams like the attendance-leading Cubs bring to our economy. This isn't speculation, this is economic preservation.

Thank you again for your support. And remember, keep up with the latest news and information at, friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

The Cubs Win In AZ Team

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