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Concerned Citizens Think Globally, Act Locally

Guest Blog by Christin Bummer Sweeping legislative changes are often initiated at the federal level. Others seem to gain traction when introduced at the state level. And some of the strongest movements have begun in a small town or in someone’s own back yard, gaining momentum neighbor by neighbor. Asking an entire country or even […]

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A Look Back at 2015 – Political Progress for Animals

2015 has been a year of ups and downs  for  passing animal bills in Pennsylvania! It’s been a year of growth, record-breaking engagement, local ordinance victories, and frustration as the budget fight drags on, also dragging down the ability to pass animal bills.  The 2015/16 session saw a record number of pro-animal bills introduced and we […]

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Think Globally – Act Locally- Legislative Advocacy at the Local Level

Guest blog by Penny Conly Ellison Fighting for animal protection legislation can feel overwhelming. Often the same bills are floating around for years or even decades and, although the vast majority of voters may support them, the political winds never blow the right direction to get them over the finish line. Pennsylvania is a prototypical […]

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We Came, We Talked – and We Wowed!

Blog by Elissa Katz, President, Humane PA PAC I am still riding the high from Lobby Day and – based on the emails, Facebook and other social media comments – so are many of you! When animal advocates from all corners of the state converged on Harrisburg on April 20th, we sent a strong message […]

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