Animal Protection Voters (APV) was formed in October
2002 in New Mexico. It is a social welfare [501(c)(4)]
organization, that is allowed to conduct unlimited
lobbying. It may also secondarily engage in political
activities. Donations to APV are NOT tax deductible.
Why is Animal Protection Voters important?
One important tool that can be
used to reduce animal suffering is passing laws that
better protect animals. In order to pass local, state
and federal laws, it’s necessary to build a
force that our lawmakers cannot ignore. Making animal
issues important to lawmakers involves extensive lobbying,
helping to elect good candidates to all kinds of public
offices, and holding those officials accountable for
how they vote on animal issues. This crucial and comprehensive
approach cannot be conducted by 501(c)(3) organizations
like Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM). But it
can be legally accomplished through a 501(c)(4) non-profit
organization like Animal Protection Voters (APV).
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Political Animal - APV Newsletter