On February 22nd, you have a chance to participate in Humane Lobby Day. ’HLD’ is an excellent opportunity to give voice to the voiceless and make a tangible difference in animals’ lives. The HSUS (the national group responsible for organizing the event), puts it this way:
Think only professional lobbyists can lobby? Think again! This is an exciting opportunity to meet directly with your elected officials and their staff about legislation that will significantly impact animals. There will be a briefing with tips for lobbying, and an overview of pending animal legislation which will prepare you to meet your elected officials and advocate for animals.
We’re excited to gain some lobbying experience, network with other Colorado animal activists and force the ‘powers that be’ to actually give a damn on animal issues. The event is three weeks away, so you have no excuse not to show up. You still have time to: A-Request the day off from work, B-Trade schedules with someone if you don’t get it off, or C-Begin faking an intense flu bug so that you’re believable when you call in sick the day of the event.
We want to make a strong showing as a local, grassroots group, so Plants & Animals folks will be meeting before the event at City o’ City. Come around 8:45ish, get some coffee and vegan goodies in your belly, and then we’ll all head over to the big event together. Check out the facebook page for event details, and submit your required RSVP with the HSUS to attend.
Once again, you MUST sign up at THIS LINK RIGHT HERE THAT I’M TYPING IN ALL CAPS FOR DRAMATIC EFFECT if you plan to attend.
Can’t wait to see you all there. Let’s get ready to make a difference!