It is National Volunteer Week, and Humane PA — and Pennsylvania’s animals — are so grateful for our amazing, dedicated volunteers ! We are especially inspired by the volunteers of Humane PA. As an entirely volunteer-run humane political action committee (PAC), Humane PA could not be the effective political voice for animals that this group has become without volunteers who give their time to ensure that animals have a voice in the Pennsylvania legislature.
An important step in achieving our goal of eliminating cruelty to animals within Pennsylvania is to elect candidates who vote to support policies that protect animals. In addition to supporting animal shelters and rescues, it is critically important to get political for animals too. Shelters and rescues are prevented from engaging in election activities, but as a political action committee, Humane PA can work to elect humane-minded candidates to fill that void. Humane PA can help animals on a larger scale, by giving animals a voice in the legislature to get them the laws they need to be protected from cruelty.
And that is where the amazing volunteers at Humane PA come in! Imagine a future where candidates for office strive to win the support of a united voting bloc of animal advocates. Imagine the impact this can have on shutting down puppy mills, ending the 24/7 tethering of dogs, and protecting pigeons from inhumane and unnecessary shoots. This future is in our grasp if we work for it. And without a doubt, volunteer power is the key ingredient in our recipe for change. Volunteers fuel the engine in this effort, and they are the key to making Pennsylvania a friendlier state for animals.
If you aren’t already volunteering for Humane PA, there are so many different ways you can get involved, whether it’s writing to your legislators, door-knocking for humane candidates, phone banking, envelope stuffing, or hosting a Pawlitics Happy Hour! Each person has skills to bring to the table. And when you volunteer, it is contagious. It creates a ripple effect of positive change that inspires others to volunteer as well. Volunteering doesn’t have to be time consuming or exhausting either. In fact, it can be a great way to spend time with your family and friends while working to elect humane candidates that will bring the reform animals so desperately need. So grab one of your friends, and sign up to volunteer for a humane candidate or Humane PA today!