Two days before vote, Jared Allen rallies Vikings fans at MOA

Two days until vote…

Our efforts continue! With only two days until the Vikings stadium vote taking place on the House floor we need fans to continue to ramp up efforts. To assist, Jared Allen will be at the Mall of America today along with Governor Mark Dayton, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and some of our strongest legislative supporters!

 Please join us today at the Mall of America – Sears Rotunda First Floor at 12:30pm!

We are asking fans to contact their legislators again today! There are two ways to contact your Rep. First, if you are short on time you can contact your rep using our Legislative contact tool by clicking here.

The most effective way to email them is to locate your Rep here and send them a personalized email.

And finally, continue calling them until the call you back. Tell them you would like to speak to them about supporting the Vikings stadium bill.

Here are few key points to consider when contacting them:

  • Be direct – BE RESPECTFUL
  • The Vikings are a cultural and economic asset that needs to be preserved by building a new stadium
  • The Vikings generate $20-30 million in annual tax revenue to the state of Minnesota
  • This bill contains no general tax funds
  • The state portion being funded by electronic pull tabs has been verified and validated by the Department of Revenue, Royal Bank of Canada and Goldman Sachs

 If the Vikings bill passes on the House floor it is sent over to the Senate for a vote on the floor. This is the closest we have ever been to passing a stadium bill. Only three steps remain between our bill and a new stadium keeping the Vikings in Minnesota!

Yesterday we saw a lot of forwarding of emails going around to Vikings fans. This is a tremendous help! If you haven’t forwarded this email to your friends please do so TODAY!

 We also asked fans to make plans to be at the Capitol on Monday starting at 9:30am. Hopefully you have made accommodations and invited some friends. Your presence is critical on Monday to show lawmakers we will not stand down when it comes to keeping the Vikings in Minnesota!



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Founder and author of SavetheVikes.org. Born and raised in MN, Cory has been a lifelong Vikings fan. Season ticket holder, stop by and see him in section 218! cory.merrifield@savethevikes.org