Houston, TX – via Houston Voters for Companion Animals
This November, Houston will have elections for mayor and all city council positions. Many Houstonians are not aware that Houston shelters kill approximately 80,000 pets every year. They also may not know that THERE IS A SOLUTION to end shelter killing that is working across the country.
Houstonians may not realize that the people in the mayor and city council seats have the power of life and death for thousands of shelter pets — because they decide who runs BARC, Houston’s city pound, and they are the people who could pass life saving shelter reform legislation, like that passed in Austin and in other states.
Last week, we sent out CANDIDATE SURVEYS to every candidate running for Mayor and City Council to understand their stances regarding animal welfare issues and related to Houston becoming a No Kill community.
As part of a voter awareness campaign, the candidates’ responses will be posted on our website, rated and compiled as part of a VOTERS GUIDE that will be distributed to Houston voters.
In order to elect more animal lovers to office, it is crucial that we raise awareness among Houston voters so that they will know to check our Voters Guide before they vote. THAT IS WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP. It is a big, big job to try to reach 2.2 million Houstonians before the November election, so we need as many people as possible helping us spread the word.
We are planning a volunteer meeting to discuss how to REACH MORE ANIMAL LOVERS. We would like to make the meeting as convenient as possible to attend, so we offering a choice of dates and we will try to pick a location that is central to all attendees. If you would like to attend the Volunteer Meeting, please email us and let us know which date/location is best for you. (It will likely be held in a restaurant so we can eat while talking.)
Please vote by Monday, August 10th.
After everyone votes, we will email attendees with the details.
VOTE ON A DATE
Tuesday, August 11 at 7:15 pm
Wednesday, August 12 at 7:15 pm, or
Thursday, August 13 at 7:15 pm
VOTE ON A LOCATION/AREA OF HOUSTON
North side of Houston
South side of Houston
East side of Houston
West side of Houston
Email your votes to: HoustonVotersForCompanionAnimals@yahoo.com
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