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Lobbying: Laying Down the Law

An essential part of any movement for social change is the effort to create new legislation. Before most elected officials will introduce animal-friendly legislation, they must be convinced there is sufficient public support. The best way to convince legislators that their constituents are strongly in favor of reform is for the constituents themselves to communicate with their public officials.

Public officials do listen! When Virginia was considering implementing a bounty on coyotes, the governor received so much mail against the bounty that he vetoed the bill. And former New York Governor Mario Cuomo twice vetoed a bill that would have allowed medical technicians to practice human intubation (inserting tubes through the mouth or nose into the trachea) on cats; Cuomo's aides said they received more mail on the bill than any other piece of legislation.

Do Your Homework

Set Your Goal

Laying the Groundwork

Personal Visits

The League for Earth & Animal Protection ( LEAP )
Charlotte Laws Ph.D. - Founder & President
21781 Ventura Blvd., Suite 633
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 346-5280  
drlaws@roadrunner.com

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