Animal Protection

Animal Action Team schedule

Want to learn more about how to help animals by changing public policy?  The MSPCA holds workshops across Massachusetts to explain the legislative process and how you can use your voice to make a difference for animals.  Lobby 101 will be an introductory program that will cover: the legislative process, current pending legislation, how we decide what issues to pursue legislatively, and how to influence your legislators. Lobby 102 will build on the knowledge from Lobby 101 and will be geared for advocates who want to become more involved and devote more time to specific issues. We will hear from others who have pursued ordinances in their communities to help animals and have a discussion about ways to proceed. It is not necessary to attend a Lobby 101 or a Lobby 102, but a basic understanding of the legislative process and animal protection issues is requested.

2014-15 Calendar

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Boston
6:30 pm
Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy Training
MSPCA-Angell, Boston
Register here
Registration required.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - Waltham
6:30pm
Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy Training,
MSPCA-Angell, Waltham location
Register here
Registration required.

Saturday, November 8, 2014
MSPCA's Run Fur Fun

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - Adams/North Adams
6:30pm
Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy Training,
Adams Free Library
92 Park Street
Adams, MA 01220
Register here (Registration required)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - Great Barrington
12:45pm
Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy Training,
Mason Library
231 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Register here (Registration required)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - Amherst
6:30pm
Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy Training,
Bangs Community Center
70 Boltwood Walk
Amherst, MA  01002
Register here (Registration required)

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Northampton/Florence
12:30pm
Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy Training,
Lilly Library
19 Meadow St
Florence MA 01062
**Location in Florence/Northampton subject to change**
Register here (Registration required)

April, 2015 - date TBD
Lobby Day for Animals, State House
click here to learn more

 We're planning additional Lobby 101 and other workshops in the coming months - stay tuned for more information.

 Past events

 

Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy Training,
MSPCA, Boston

March 5, 2013

Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy Training, 
Cafe Evolution, Northampton
March 14, 2013
Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy Training, Woods Memorial Library, Barre March 20, 2013
Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy Training, Berkshire Humane Society, Pittsfield

March 28, 2013

Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy Training, MSPCA, Methuen April 2, 2013
Animal Advocacy Training with The HSUS,
Salem State University
April 3, 2013
Animal Advocacy Training with The HSUS,
Boston University Law School
April 10, 2013
Animal Advocacy Training with The HSUS, Setting the Space, Plymouth

May 23, 2013

Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy Training,
MSPCA, Boston

Sept. 23, 2013

Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy Training,
MSPCA, Waltham
February 4, 2014
Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy Training,
MSPCA, Methuen
March 3, 2014
Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy Training,
MSPCA, Boston
March 6, 2014

 To get emails about events, join the Animal Action Team and follow us on Facebook. Questions?  email advocacy@mspca.org.