Tue, 09/22/2020 - 14:41

As part of our fundamental mission, we encourage members and supporters to advocate for animal protection legislation and related matters by contacting elected officials. But we also count on you to stand up for animals by casting your ballot in elections at the federal, state, and local levels. We know, and we’ve tried to show you, that it really makes a difference when animal welfare is on the line.

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 13:20

By Brad Pyle

The problems at the United States Postal Service have already had dire consequences for animals, and now they risk doing the same to the upcoming election. President Trump and the U.S. Congress must act to ensure that the postal system is operating at full capacity and with competency before the General Election to ensure the integrity of the outcome. 

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Xochitl Torres Small for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Xochitl Torres Small for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Xochitl Torres Small for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District

WASHINGTON (August 19, 2020)—Today the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announced its endorsement of Rep. Xochitl Torres Small for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District.

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Lucy McBath for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Lucy McBath for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Lucy McBath for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District

WASHINGTON (August 19, 2020)—Today the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announced its endorsement of Rep. Lucy McBath for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Lauren Underwood for Illinois’ 14th Congressional District

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Lauren Underwood for Illinois’ 14th Congressional District

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Lauren Underwood for Illinois’ 14th Congressional District

WASHINGTON (August 19, 2020)—Today the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announced its endorsement of Rep. Lauren Underwood for Illinois’ 14th Congressional District.

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Jahana Hayes for Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Jahana Hayes for Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Jahana Hayes for Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District

WASHINGTON (August 19, 2020)—Today the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announced its endorsement of Rep. Jahana Hayes for Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District.

Wed, 08/19/2020 - 17:15

Our supporters are accustomed to hearing from us at the HSLF about federal legislation, policy, and elections, but our work—and our impact for animals—extends far beyond Washington D.C. Every year, HSLF’s team meets with candidates seeking election to state and local offices, too, and in many instances HSLF issues endorsements and campaigns on their behalf. 

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 22:23

From the animal protection policy perspective, Joe Biden has made a very strong pick for his running mate in the 2020 presidential election. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has an outstanding record of supporting animal protection, and her selection bodes well for our own efforts to secure a strong animal welfare platform from candidates for office at all levels. Among other things, she’s achieved a score of “100” every year on the Humane Scorecard since being elected to the U.S. Senate.

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:44

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

The fundamental purpose of our marquee advocacy training event, Taking Action for Animals Online, occurring on September 19 and 20, is to support greater political and social engagement by those who care about animals. COVID-19 hasn’t changed a thing in that regard, and TAFA 2020 features one of the strongest speaker and topic rosters in years, with nearly two dozen exciting sessions.

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 10:12

At the HSLF, we’ve consistently pressed presidential contenders and others running for office to present their ideas and their records to us up front, so that we can evaluate their commitments and actions in support of animal protection, and if warranted, endorse their candidacies.