Wed, 06/03/2020 - 06:18

Steve King’s (R-Iowa) cruel tenure in the U.S. Congress will finally come to an end. Yesterday, Iowa Republican voters chose Iowa State Senator Randy Feenstra to represent their party in the General Election—ensuring that Steve King will not return to Washington D.C. as a congressman in 2021. At the time we published this, Feenstra had earned 45 percent of the vote, besting King’s 36 percent. We at the Humane Society Legislative Fund could not be happier. King has been terrible for animals, to be sure.

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 11:51

The 2020 Election could very well spell the end of Rep. Steve King’s (R-Iowa) political career, and as far as we’re concerned, it could not come a moment too soon. When it comes to animal welfare, King is a genuine outlier, and that’s why we’ve made him the focus of the HSLF’s first 2020 election season advertisement. And because of his erratic and contentious public positions, he’s facing serious challengers, who have raised more funds than he has, and seems increasingly vulnerable this year.

Humane Society Legislative Fund Launches Ad: Steve King – Not Our Values

Humane Society Legislative Fund Launches Ad: Steve King – Not Our Values

Humane Society Legislative Fund Launches Ad: Steve King – Not Our Values

WASHINGTON (May 21, 2020)—Today the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, released an ad highlighting Steve King’s cruel and unhinged tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Ted Deutch for Florida’s 22nd Congressional District

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Ted Deutch for Florida’s 22nd Congressional District

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Ted Deutch for Florida’s 22nd Congressional District

WASHINGTON (May 20, 2020)—Today the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announced its endorsement of Rep. Ted Deutch for Florida’s 22nd Congressional District.

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick for Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick for Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick for Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District

WASHINGTON (May 20, 2020)—Today the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announced its endorsement of Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick for Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District.

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 13:52

From the start, the Humane Society Legislative Fund has pursued its animal protection agenda on a strictly nonpartisan footing, for a simple reason. We are determined to bring both major political parties along for the journey of making our nation a kinder one. The situation demands no less, because as things stand, it’s hard enough for animals, who are distinctively without voice, without votes, and without political resources to defend themselves.

Wed, 04/29/2020 - 18:41

By Brad Pyle

Our legislatures, elections officials, and courts must find ways to protect the rights of American voters to have their voices heard in the upcoming election season and through the ballot and referendum process. Political participation is the lifeblood of American democracy and there is no measure too small that we could take in its defense and reinforcement.

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 19:19

With Joe Biden the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for the White House, we felt it timely to review his record on animal protection for the benefit of our friends and supporters. Biden has a long and positive legacy on our concerns, and it is a useful reminder to candidates for office at all levels that we expect stronger and better commitments from them all in the coming election.

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 19:25

Supporters of our work should know that the entire Humane Society Legislative Fund staff has transitioned to remote work. We’re working hard to call attention to the needs of local humane societies and other animal service agencies, and to make federal legislators mindful of the critical role these entities play. And we’re also continuing to advance our regular mission of giving animals the best possible representation in the nation’s capital.