Action for Animals
New York City
Making Laws to Liberate Animals!
for Animals is a new effort to build a grassroots constituent movement
to demand accountability on animal issues from our elected officials,
make significant gains for animals within the legislative arena,
and to use the political process as a means to raise awareness of
the oppression of nonhuman animals.
We intend to
mimic the strategies of opposition groups like the hunting lobby
and to mobilize NYC voters in defense of animals through:
and public recognition of pro-animal elected officials (e,g,
NY State Assemblyman Pete Grannis) and anti-endorsements and
public denunciation of anti-animal officials (e,g, NY State
Assembly Majority Leader Michael Bragman).
educational website featuring scorecards ranking elected officials
records on animal issues, strategy guides on electoral/legislative
activism, and information on current state, federal, and city
bills on animal issues.
chapters that will lobby their local officials, particicipate
in endorsements, and participate in electoral campaigns to make
sure that pro-animal candidates win critical seats.
with animal activiists in other cities and states to expand
our legislative power base throughout the nation.
trainings for animal activists from experienced political campaigners