Category Archives: Pennsylvania Politics

Wishing this was an April Fool’s Joke

We wish this blog was an April Fool’s joke, but, unfortunately, one of Pennsylvania’s strongest voices for animals – Amy Worden of the Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly Dawg Blog – is bidding farewell.  In her last blog written for the Philly Dawg, … Continue reading

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Getting to Know You

We’d like to learn a little bit about the voting habits of all of our members, supporters and animal advocates in Pennsylvania! Please take the following anonymous survey so that we can get to know you. Our goal is to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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PAC Fundraising: NOT a 4 Letter Word!

Blog by Humane PA President, Elissa Katz Humane PA prides itself on having effectively mobilized thousands of animal lovers into a powerful political entity and thanks to everyone who responds to our alerts, meets with their legislators, shares our Facebook and other … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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New Chief Justice has Soft Spot for Animals

Amy Worden writes the Philly Dawg blog for The Philadelphia Inquirer. With her permission, we are reposting her excellent article New chief justice has soft spot for animals. Supreme Court Justice Thomas G. Saylor takes the oath of office later … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Top 10 Blogs of 2014

The Humane PA blog is intended to educate, inspire, train, engage and sometimes entertain Pennsylvanians who care about animals, and our readers sure are a diverse group! Some members appreciate tips on effectively using their time to make a difference … Continue reading

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Good Things Come To Those Who Wait – So Long As They Outwork The Devils While They Wait

Guest blog by Senator Roy Afflerbach, Ret. Thanks to patient, steadfast, relentless repetition and perseverance by animal advocates during the 2013/14 Pennsylvania legislative session, more than two-dozen bills favorable to animals were introduced. One of the strongest bills passed this session provides for … Continue reading

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