AT THE CAPITOL

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FIND YOUR LEGISLATOR

You elect your lawmakers, and you have the power to ensure that animals are among their priorities!  Establish a relationship with your elected officials; it's one of the most powerful steps you can take on behalf of animals. Find your legislators here and reach out. 

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2021 LEGISLATION

Learn about Connecticut Votes for Animals' legislative priorities for 2021. See which bills we support or oppose, testimony for key bills, and progress reports on the status of where a bill stands in the legislative process.

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES

Action on our bills generally starts in the Joint House and Senate Committee on the Environment, or sometimes the Judiciary. They, hold public hearings and vote on whether to move bills forward. If your lawmakers sit on these committees, make sure they know that animals are important to you.

BECOME AN ADVOCATE

Your voice matters! We encourage you to Speak Up For Animals by reaching out to your legislators, sending in written testimony, testifying at a public hearing, and more!  Find the resources you need to be an effective advocate at the Capitol. Begin by signing up  to receive our Action Alerts!  

Connecticut's Very Important Animals

Every two years, CVA sponsors a photo exhibit called "Connecticut's Very Important Animals" which features legislators and their animals.  This photo exhibit is displayed in the concourse connecting the Legislative Office Building and the Capitol Building.  These photos are from 2019.  The exhibit is on hiatus this year because of Covid, but we hope to be back with more "Very Important Animals" next year.

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CVA'S
ANIMAL CHAMPION AWARD WINNERS

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Rep. David Michel - 2019

Rep. Fred Camillo - 2019

Rep. Brenda Kupchick - 2017

Rep. Diana Urban - 2017