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Friday, June 27 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Becoming a Political Animal

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Transform your passion to help animals into action. Learn more about the legislative process and strengthen your advocacy skills. Find out how you can work with others to advance policies to protect animals  within the Congress, state legislatures, and other bodies. Hear from experienced campainers about the best ways to network with other advocates and organizations engaged in animal protection work.

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JP Goodwin

Director of Animal Cruelty Policy, The Humane Society of the United States
John Goodwin is the Director of Animal Cruelty Policy for The HSUS's Animal Cruelty & Fighting Campaign. He is a nationally recognized expert on animal fighting issues who has been involved in the passage of both state and federal legislation to curb animal fighting. John has given thousands of media interviews about dogfighting, cockfighting and various other animal issues and has testified before numerous state legislatures... Read More →

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State Sen. Roy Afflerbach (PA)

Ret., Founder & President, The Afflerbach Group
Senator Roy C. Afflerbach, Ret. is President of The Afflerbach Group, LLC.  His experience in government circles spans forty-six years, during which time he has earned multiple public service awards. He served as senior staff in the Pennsylvania Senate, a two-term Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, a three-term State Senator, and Mayor of the City of Allentown, the third largest city in Pennsylvania. Among his present... Read More →
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Matt Dominguez

Public Policy Manager, Farm Animal Protection, The Humane Society of the United States
After graduating from Lewis & Clark Law School, Matthew Dominguez joined the Farm Animal Protection campaign in 2011. He works to pass legislation that protects farm animals from cruelty while blocking harmful bills. Dominguez and his work have been covered by the New York Times, Washington Post, and several other major outlets across the country. He has played a key role in several major victories, including state bans on gestation crates... Read More →
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Inga Gibson

Hawaii State Director, The Humane Society of the United States
Inga joined The HSUS 10 years ago, spearheading animal protection initiatives in Washington, Oregon and Idaho before opening the Hawaii office of The HSUS in 2009. Her experience ranges from humane investigations and shelter management to coordinating education and policy reform campaigns. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Zoology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a master’s degree in Public Policy and... Read More →

Carol Misseldine

Director of Grassroots Organizing, The Humane Society of the United States
Carol Misseldine serves as Director of Grassroots Organizing for The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Prior to her current position, Misseldine served as a member of HSUS’s California State Council. | | Previous professional positions include Sustainability Director for then-Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, Director of The Natural Step’s Great Lakes Office, and Executive Director of the Michigan Environmental Council... Read More →
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Wayne Pacelle

President & CEO, The Humane Society of the United States
As president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Wayne Pacelle leads the nation’s largest animal protection organization and one of the nation’s top charities. | | The HSUS is the number one provider of direct care services to animals, and it is the chief animal advocacy organization in the United States, working to shape public and corporate policies for animals suffering in puppy mills, animal-testing labs... Read More →

Bernie Unti

Senior Policy Advisor/Special Assistant to the President, The Humane Society of the United States

Friday June 27, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm