Category Archives: Politics

Talk the Vote!

Blog by Humane PA President, Elissa Katz May 20 is Primary Day, and as important as it is to get out and vote, it is just as important to get out and talk! Primary Day presents a wonderful opportunity to … Continue reading

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Presenting Humane PA’s 2014 State Primary Endorsements!

Humane PA is pleased to present Humane PA’s 2014 Primary endorsements of candidates for Pennsylvania state offices in the upcoming Primary on May 20th.  In a recent statewide poll, 86 percent of Pennsylvania voters polled support their legislator’s efforts to … Continue reading

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The Race For Pennsylvania Governor-Four Candidates Take a Stand Against Animal Cruelty

Election season is underway and over half of Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial candidates have issued position statements on animals! With your help, Humane PA has put animals on the radar screen of a whole new group of politicians. The four candidates who have posted … Continue reading

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Making Animal Protection a Political Priority

Guest blog by Paul Shapiro In 1965, after a decade of landmark advancements—from Brown v. Board to the March on Washington to the Civil Rights Act—the American civil rights movement was at a crossroads. Having achieved progress few would’ve thought … Continue reading

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Volunteers Rock! An Interview with Humane PA Western Director Charlotte Bloom Grimme

If you are a member of the Humane PA page, chances are that Charlotte Bloom Grimme has recruited you to get more active, urged you to write your legislators, or helped answer a question.  Charlotte inspires all of us to … Continue reading

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Where do Pennsylvania’s Pack of Gubernatorial Candidates Stand on Animal Cruelty?

Although we are still a few months away from elections for Governor in Pennsylvania, the race for the Democratic nomination is gathering steam as it seems a new candidate enters the race every week!  This gives us a real opportunity … Continue reading

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Philly Dawg reports: PA bill aims to make pet store puppy sales more transparent

Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writer, writes the Philly Dawg blog for The Philadelphia Inquirer. With her permission we are reposting her blog about a bill soon to be introduced that will make pet store puppy sales more transparent. A York County lawmaker … Continue reading

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More Bang for the Buck – More Bills for the Animals

Have you ever wondered how Humane PA determines what level of effort to allocate to a particular bill? How does Humane PA determine which bills to concentrate on – after all, aren’t all bills introduced that relate to the humane … Continue reading

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Building the Political Power of the Animal Vote – One Step at a Time

Humane PA has some ambitious goals that we believe are achievable. One of our most important goals is to get every lawmaker in the state to consider the positions of Humane PA and our devoted and passionate supporters before voting on … Continue reading

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Pools, Picnics and Politics

Blog by Humane PA President, Elissa Katz Summertime is upon us! We look forward to weekends and vacations and escaping the heat at a pool. We have picnics at parks, packing baskets with various treats. But politics? Yes – summertime … Continue reading

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