In honor of Volunteer Week, Humane PA would like to thank all of our many volunteers who take time out of their busy schedules to help build our organization and help to elect humane candidates – THANK YOU for all you do!
Our volunteers don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk! They have been busy going door-to-door canvassing for candidates, phone banking, putting up yard signs, attending fundraisers and donating money to help elect animal friendly candidates. As a non-partisan committee we have endorsed candidates from both parties. Some of our volunteers are so amazing, they have even switched their party registration in order to vote for a humane candidate in the Primary to help get them on the ballot in November!
Mary Kennedy Withrow from Pittsburgh is just one of our talented volunteers. She is busy sending e-mails, calling friends and making phone calls to inform voters of incumbent candidates’ voting records with regard to animal cruelty. Mary also says “I post comments to candidates’ Facebook pages thanking them for their voting records or ask them to please support our work to make Pennsylvania the most livable state for the beautiful animals that call PA home! I am also working the polls for John Maher and Mark Mustio all day long on Tuesday in various locations! AND – retweeting our tweets like crazy! #endcrueltyinpa.”
Charlotte Bloom Grimme, our Western PA Director works tirelessly building up our Facebook page and encouraging our members to get more involved in the political process. She has helped to build Facebook pages for Rep. Mark Mustio and Sarah Speed. She is hosting a phone bank on election day to help our candidates get out the vote in addition to working the polls for Rep. John Maher running for Auditor General and Rep. Mark Mustio running for Senate. Charlotte also had published a terrific letter to the Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in support of Rep. Maher.
Melissa Hall is another one of our standout volunteers working for our candidates by posting on their Facebook pages, participating in the phone bank with Charlotte and helping Sarah Speed‘s campaign.
Humane PA President, Elissa Katz is busy campaigning and working the polls for candidates in the Philly area including Madeleine Dean who is running in the special election for State Representative of the 153rd District vacated by Josh Shapiro. Elissa is so dedicated to helping elect humane candidates that she met with Madeleine in person to discuss her position on humane issues and help educate her about the problems facing animals in PA “Just returned from meeting with Madeleine Dean, I was impressed by her knowledge, thoughtfulness, interest, and sincerity. We have a great opportunity to elect a terrific State Representative, so I hope that all my friends in the 153rd will make sure to get to the polls and vote for Madeleine Dean on 4/24!”
We have many more numerous ‘boots on the ground’ volunteers making a concerted effort to help get our endorsed candidates elected. THANK YOU ALL for your efforts and on to victory for our Humane PA Endorsed Candidates!
Would you like to become a volunteer with Humane PA? We have become the leader in Pennsylvania for information and awareness about animal legislation and electing humane candidates. If you would like to be more involved to help us help animals, please fill out the form below.