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LOBBYING: Hello House of Representatives

From: Pam
Sent on: Thursday, June 14, 2012 9:09 AM

Meetup Members,

PMA was in the house! The House of Representatives

chamber that is! 17 members joined local Lansing shelters,

rescue groups, a wild life group (who happened to be

lobbying to save mute swans), the ASPCA and the HSUS

at the state capitol yesterday!

We filled the 3rd floor balcony with over 40 dog advocates,

including three dog suits!
I am sure the representatives could see our enthusiasm.

A group of us joined Leann and Kristin for meetings at their

representatives and sentors offices. We certainly made the

most of our trip to Lansing and everyone is learning how to

effectively lobby. We are hoping the Puppy Protection Act

will receive a hearing this fall.

Also, Channel 10 stopped by and the reps staffers said they

saw us waving on the House TV.

Our pictures turned out great. Check them out.
http://www.meetup.com/puppymillawareness/photos/9060152/

Notice our t-shirts arrived just in time!

Representative Eileen Kowall (R-White Lake) gave us an

awesome introduction! Thanks Eileen.

 

“Mr./Mrs. Chairman, I would like to introduce an organization

based in my district that is working tirelessly on behalf of dogs

throughout Michigan. Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast

Michigan is a grassroots group that promotes responsible pet

adoption and is fighting here in Lansing and across our state

to protect dogs and puppies who are kept in horrifically cruel

conditions, just so they can be sold to make a quick buck by

irresponsible breeders. They are joined today by local area

shelters and animal welfare groups, including Ingham County

Animal Control and Shelter, the Capital Area Humane Society,

the Animal Placement Bureau, Annabelle’s Pet Station, H.E.A.R.T.

and Voiceless Michigan. I would ask my colleagues to please join

me in welcoming them to the Michigan House of Representatives.”

 

 

 

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