Government Affairs

Legislative Scorecard

MSPCA Legislative Scorecard" Highlights Massachusetts Legislators’ Voting History on Animal Welfare

To view the 2013-2014 scorecard (it also includes some older votes), please visit www.animalscorecard.com.

To view the 2015-2016 cosponsorship list, please visit www.animalscorecard.com/legislative-scorecard-2015

This scorecard/spreadsheet is meant to assist you in learning a bit about your state legislators, through their sponsorship, co-sponsorship and other actions on animal-related bills. There are also few recorded roll call votes, so we have relied on several actions to try to give you as much info as possible. The information should be helpful; however, it does have limitations. It doesn’t reflect all or past actions a legislator may have taken to help or harm animals. For example, the scorecard does not necessarily reflect when a legislator testified for or against an animal protection measure, made a phone call to push or stop an animal bill, or when he or she may have helped a constituent with an animal concern in the district. Therefore, as always, we encourage you to meet with your legislators (in either the State House or district office), write to them, and ask about positions on specific animal issues. If your legislators have been supportive of animal issues, please take a few minutes to thank them.

We encourage people who care about animals to join the Animal Action Team (www.mspca.org/JoinTheTeam) and to meet with legislators (in the State House or the district office), write to them and ask about positions on specific animal issues. If legislators have been supportive of animal issues, the MSPCA asks that local constituents please take a few minutes to thank them.