What is one of the easiest and most
effective things you can do to help animals? Hint: It takes only a few minutes a couple times a
year, but has impacts throughout the year.
Filling our Congress, state legislature, county commissions, city councils and other public offices with animal-friendly officials helps
ensure that animal protection issues are given the
credence that they deserve. Plus, it is a lot easier
to get pro-animal bills and ordinances passed when
the lawmakers are already on our side. Yet, to get
animal-friendly lawmakers, all animal advocates need
Check out APV’s legislative
scorecards to learn how your state legislators
voted on animal-related bills.
Don’t forget the Primary Elections!
Many people only vote in the general elections, held
each November. But it is important to vote in the
primary elections as well, especially on the local
and state levels. Some races are won or lost in the
primary, with all contenders coming from the same
political party. When you register to vote you must
designate a political party in order to vote in that
party’s primary election. The animals have friends
and foes among all political parties, so the important
thing is to vote!
For information on registering to vote, early and absentee voting and other important information to make your voting experience positive, please visit this page of the New Mexico Secretary of State's website.
Thank you for participating in the important process of voting! Remember–the animals can't vote, but you can!