Thank you for supporting us in 2022! With your help, we were able to advocate for animals again on a number of different fronts throughout the year (details below).
Please help us continue our work in 2023 with a year-end donation. Your donation will allow us to continue advocating for animals in state and local government and to support the campaigns of animal-friendly candidates for public office. Your donation to Humane Voters Oregon PAC also qualifies for Oregon's political contribution tax credit (meaning you could get it all back on your taxes) of up to $50 on an individual return and $100 on a joint return.
Highlights Of Our Work in 2022
With your support in 2022 we:
Endorsed and supported the campaigns of more than 35 candidates for state and local office, most of whom won election or re-election. See our endorsements and election results here.
Advocated for animals in the Oregon Legislature, which met for its 35-day "short session." We reviewed hundreds of proposals for new state laws and flagged the ones likely to affect animals. We advocated in favor of the good ones (including bills to promote wildlife migration, to ban sale of live wildlife for food, and to limit betting on greyhound races) and against the bad ones (including a bill to fund government killing of "predatory" wildlife). We worked behind the scenes, submitted formal written testimony, and testified at hearings. For more details on the 2022 legislative session, including which bills passed and which didn't, go here.
Published our 2022 legislative scorecard to show which Oregon legislators were the best (and worst) for animals in 2022, along with cumulative ratings of legislators who also served in prior sessions. See all our legislative scorecards here.
Testified in agency proceedings on issues including hunting and trapping of wildlife for fur, and the need for better protection of beavers.
Continued to advocate for a ban on coyote-killing contests, which will be considered by the Fish and Wildlife Commission December 16.
Continued our work with the Stand Up to Factory Farms coalition to keep new factory farms from opening in Oregon. This year, the coalition officially expanded its mission from stopping factory dairies to stopping all factory animal farms. For more on the Stand Up to Factory Farms coalition, go here.
Worked with the Oregon Wildlife Coalition to advocate for wildlife policies that are science-based, humane, and reflect the state's conservation values. For more on the Oregon Wildlife Coalition, go here.
It was another busy year for us. Now we need your help to rebuild our funds so we can continue to advocate for animals and support political candidates who will help improve the lives of animals in Oregon. Thanks again for your support!
More About Humane Voters Oregon
Humane Voters Oregon advocates for animals in Oregon's political process and elections. You can support us with donations to one or both of our two funds. Donations to our political action committee, Humane Voters Oregon PAC, help us support animal-friendly political candidates by contributing to their campaigns. You can also donate to our general account, Humane Voters Oregon, to support our general operations and advocacy.
Contributions to Humane Voters Oregon PAC qualify for Oregon's political contribution tax credit. You can give up to $50 this year ($100 for a couple filing jointly) and get the full amount deducted from your state taxes when you complete your tax return next year. It won't cost you anything and it will help make animal welfare a more important issue in Oregon's political process and elections.*
*Note: Oregon's political contribution tax credit is not available to people with an adjusted gross income of more than $100,000 ($200,000 for couples filing jointly).