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Why it's Important to Know your Legislators' Voting Records
Maryland is not lacking in people who care deeply about animals. However, Maryland is lacking in people who know how their legislators vote on animal protection bills. That's a big reason why Maryland ranks 43rd in animal protection - because we've not taken the time to follow our lawmakers' voting records and vote them out of office if they don't support animal protection.
All it takes to improve animal protection in Maryland is three easy steps:
1) Make sure you know the names of your legislators and how to contact them when we send out an action alert. (You can easily find your legislators by clicking on the link for the Maryland General Assembly and typing your home address in the box.)
2) Follow your legislators' voting records by clicking on the tabs "Committee Votes" and "Floor Votes" on the Maryland Votes For Animals website. And, for a little history, click on our "Humane Scorecard" to see how they voted in previous sessions of the Maryland General Assembly. The Scorecard even gives every legislator a ranking so you can easily see how strong (or weak) they are on animal protection.
3) At the next election, go to our website to see our list of endorsed, animal-friendly candidates and then vote for the candidate who has a strong record of animal protection. That's how we end animal suffering and make Maryland a humane state.
The animals would thank you, if they could.