CT Votes for Animals is an all volunteer organization, and there are many opportunities to affect large-scale changes for animals by working with CVA. If you are interested in volunteering, please come to a monthly volunteer meeting, where you will meet other volunteers, and learn more about CVA. Meetings are typically held on the second Monday of the month. Check our home page for upcoming dates.
Listed below are some things you can do today. If you have any additional special skills, such as political experience, Web editing, database management, etc. please get in touch with us!
Testify at a hearing
Testifying at a hearing for a bill is a unique opportunity to speak directly to lawmakers! If you are on CVA's email list you will be notified of upcoming hearings for bills, and will receive instructions and tips on how to testify. We have created a template for your written testimony, and the Connecticut General Assembly Website maintains a page with detailed instructions and information on what to expect when you testify.
CVA's Regional Ambassador Program
Ambassadors are volunteer regional representatives of CVA who:
No experience necessary! This is a terrific way to get involved with CVA, learn more about political advocacy for animals, and serve your community.
- Get to know their local State Senators and State House Representatives
- Join other volunteers at the State Capitol to talk to their State Senators and Representatives at key times during the legislative session
- Check on their local municipal pounds and pet shops now and then to identify potential problems.
For additional details or to participate in this program, please contact our Ambassador Program Coordinator, Karen Laski, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruit other members
- Forward our page to your animal-loving friends and ask them to join you in becoming a member of CT Votes for Animals.
- Follow us on Facebook
- Post flyers and brochures (see attached flyers and brochure)
Host a constituent meeting
Hosting a constituent meeting is a great way to get to know your lawmaker and to make him/her aware of your interest in animal protection issues and your involvement in CVA. Constituent meetings have a high impact on elected officials because it allows for face-to-face, two-way communication with the community members they are elected to serve. To learn more please contact us.
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