Recently, AKC Government Relations staff member Jacob Hupp traveled to Topeka, Kansas to participate in the Kansas Pet Professionals (KPP) Day at the Capitol.
AKC GR set up a booth at the event and distributed information to lawmakers and staff on the benefits of purebred dog breeders, the economic impact of dog events, and the good things AKC and its clubs do for the communities.
Lawmakers from districts throughout the Sunflower State stopped by the AKC table to discuss legislative issues. Prior to the event, Hupp visited legislative offices at the capitol to introduce himself and AKC to lawmakers.
Additionally, several other pet organizations attended and shared their story with lawmakers. During the event, over 200 meals were served to lawmakers and their staff by volunteers from KPP.
The AKC thanks KPP for inviting AKC to join them for their advocacy day at their state capitol, and the many other federations, legislative liaisons, and breeders across the country who are working tirelessly to speak out on behalf of dogs in their states.
AKC GR welcomes the opportunity to join with you and help you and members of allied groups plan or participate in educational or advocacy days at state houses across the country. Educational/advocacy days provide a great opportunity for lawmakers to learn more about the AKC and their own constituent dog enthusiasts and responsible breeders face-to face, and to discuss dog issues and specific bills of concern to AKC and constituents. For more information, contact AKC GR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, be sure to visit the AKC Legislative Action Center at www.akcgr.org for the latest information on legislative issues in your state.