Municipal Elections

City and town elections are happening this year. Make sure you know what is happening in your community! Click here to visit your city or town's website to learn about local elections - many are in the Spring. We will be surveying Boston and Cambridge city council candidates for fall races. … [Read more...]

Legislators who have cosponsored bills for 2017/2018

Thank you to all of the Massachusetts State Legislators who have sponsored bills for the 2017-2018 legislative session. Senator Jamie Eldridge Senator Jason Lewis Senator Mark Montigny Senator Michael Moore Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives Senator Karen Spilka Senator Bruce Tarr Representative Jennifer E. Benson Representative William Driscoll Representatives Michelle DuBois Representative Lori Ehrlich Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante Representative Louis Kafka Representative Angelo Puppolo Jr. Representative Dave Rogers We look forward to learning about legislators who are cosponsoring bills too! … [Read more...]

New Legislative Session Begins

January 2017 is the beginning of the Massachusetts two year legislative session. Senators and Representative are busy filing bills for the January 20th deadline. Voters will have until February 3rd to contact their representative requesting they cosponsor specific bills.  Although Senators have more flexibility in their timing to cosponsor a bill, the two weeks following the January 20th filing is a good time to contact your senator as well. Our Facebook page will be updated with key animal protection bills.  … [Read more...]

Massachusetts Victories for Animals in 2016

Click here to view some of the victories for animals in 2016! … [Read more...]

Congratulations to Animal-Friendly Winners!

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Vote November 8th!

See which candidates we have endorsed by clicking here. … [Read more...]

Congratulations!

Congratulations the candidates we endorsed who won their primary races September 8th: Senator Pat Jehlen Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives Senator Patrick O’Connor Representative Linda Dean Campbell Representative Diana DiZoglio Representative Ted Speliotis Representative Marjorie Decker Representative Jay Livingstone Julian Cyr J.D. Parker-O’Grady Jack Patrick Lewis Natalie Higgins … [Read more...]

Vote September 8th

Your vote matters to animals. We've surveyed, or looked at the records of, candidates for the Massachusetts legislature on a variety of animal issues. The primary election is Thursday (not Tuesday) September 8. Below are the candidates that we've endorsed who have primary races. On our website, we have our entire current list of endorsements, but are focusing here on those that need our support first - on September 8. If you live in the district of any of these candidates, please cast your vote for him or her! In addition, we hope you will reach out to their campaigns to hold a sign, make calls, donate, or simply share the word among other voters - neighbors and other people in your … [Read more...]

Puppy Mill Bill

March 2, 2016 The Boston City Council unanimously passed the Puppy Mill Bill sponsored by City Councilor Matt O'Malley, who worked tirelessly for this result. Mayor Marty Walsh has now also signed off on the measure, which prohibits pet shops in Boston from selling cats, dogs, and rabbits, and prohibits the sale of these animals in public parks, roadsides, and sidewalks. This ordinance is the first of its kind that has been passed in Massachusetts and we hope it won't be the last!   … [Read more...]

Brockton, Fitchburg & Lunenburg – Vote for Animals on Feb 2

MASS VOTERS FOR ANIMALS ENDORSES KIM MAXWELL AND SHAYNAH BARNES MVFA endorses Kim Maxwell in the 3rd Worcester State Representative District (This district consists of Fitchburg and Lunenburg, zip codes 01420, 01462) MVFA endorses Shaynah Barnes in the 9th Plymouth State Representative District (This district consists of Brockton, zip codes 02301, 02302) More about Kim: When asked about animal protection a core value, Kim said that "as a social worker my life both personally and professionally is about protecting those that are vulnerable and these values absolutely also apply to animals." She answered all of our questions about wildlife, farm animals and companion animal … [Read more...]