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Walk the Talk for Animals

Guest blog by Senator Roy Afflerbach, Ret. (Part three of a four part series) In two previous articles, I wrote about the value of becoming a candidate for local office as a means of gaining an official platform and position from which to advocate for the compassionate treatment of animals. If you have decided to take this step, […]

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Have You Ever Considered Running for Office?

Guest blog by Senator Roy Afflerbach, Ret. On January 15th I wrote about the value of a local municipal office as a public platform from which to advocate. I also noted that many municipal offices go uncontested and therefore offer unique opportunities for the dedicated animal advocate to win election to offices such as borough council, […]

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Be Part of the Solution!

Guest blog by Senator Roy Afflerbach, Ret. Odd-numbered years offer a unique opportunity to Pennsylvania animal advocates who wish to obtain an official platform from which to advocate. Odd numbered years mean municipal elections. Counties cities, boroughs, and townships will be holding elections for executives, mayors, commissioners, councils, supervisors, auditors, school directors, and other local […]

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A Look Back at 2014

What a year 2014 has been for increasing the visibility and clout of the political voice for animals in Pennsylvania! It’s been a year of growth, record-breaking engagement, elections, victories, and a heartbreaking defeat. Here’s a snapshot review of accomplishments and setbacks in 2014: 88.5% of Humane PA’s endorsed candidates were elected into state office in November’s election! […]

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