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Saturday, July 28 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Advocating for Animals through State Legislation

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Passing state laws can create lasting change for animals. You'll learn about the latest efforts and legislative trends to both protect and exploit animals in state legislatures.  We'll discuss how to work with other individuals and organizations to create a strong coalition and neutralize our opponents so we can enact good laws and defeat bad bills. We'll explore specific examples of successful legislative efforts, including what has worked and what hasn't, and how you can best be an effective activist from afar.  You will leave the workshop with a strong set of action steps and tools.

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Ann Church

Vice President of State Affairs, ASPCA  Ann has held legislative positions in the U.S. Senate for Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana and with the Senate Judiciary and Senate Agriculture Committees, with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and as an issues expert for Bayh's U.S... Read More →
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Kara Holmquist

Director of Advocacy, MSPCA (Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Kara Holmquist is the director of advocacy for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA). Much of Kara’s work at the MSPCA includes lobbying for stronger... Read More →
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Tami Santelli

Maryland Senior State Director, The Humane Society of the United States Tami Santelli has been with The HSUS since 2006, serving as the director of state legislation prior to becoming The HSUS's Maryland state director in 2011. While in law school, Santelli was an active member of... Read More →

Saturday July 28, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

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