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Springfield MO BSL Vote on August 7th!!

By August 6, 2018 Legislation

Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 7, we need you to vote NO on Question 1.

Last October, the Springfield (MO) City Council narrowly passed a measure that left pit bulls and pit bull advocates unwelcome in your city. The new ordinance bans city residents from bringing new pit bull dogs into their homes and requires that pit bulls in Springfield prior to the ban be muzzled when outdoors.

This type of breed-specific legislation, also referred to as “BSL,” has been proven highly ineffective and costly to maintain in other jurisdictions. Following a thorough study of human fatalities resulting from dog bites, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decided to strongly oppose BSL, citing the difficulty in identifying dog breeds and the inaccuracy of dog bite data.

Even worse, this ordinance dooms any pit bull-type dog entering your local shelter system to automatic euthanasia. This ban in no way keeps pets and people together or promotes a healthy human-animal bond.

Citizens and animal advocates of Springfield have recognized the danger that this ordinance poses. Between October 2 and 31, 2017, nearly 8,000 Springfield residents signed a petition to initiate a repeal of this harmful law. Thanks to their hard work, you now have the chance to make this right. On August 7, Springfield voters can overturn this cruel, discriminatory ordinance. 

Election Day is this week! This is a critical moment for your city’s dogs and families, and we need as many Springfield citizens as possible to vote NO on Question 1. The most important thing you can do make sure you’re prepared to vote on tomorrow and that your friends and family are, too. Here are some steps that will help you plan for Election Day.

  1. Find your voting location.
    First, check your voter registration here to confirm you are registered to vote. Then, use the Missouri Voter Outreach Center’s lookup toolto find your voting location.
  2. Know the hours.
    The polls will be open on 
    Tuesday, August 7, from 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
  3. Have your documents in hand.
    Be sure to bring along your Missouri-issued Driver’s or Non-Driver’s license, U.S. Passport or Military ID when you go to vote.
  4. Get a ride.
    How will you get to the polls to vote? Plan ahead to make sure you have a ride, or arrange a carpool with a friend or neighbor.
  5. Spread the word.
    Please share this information with your social media contacts and encourage them to share it, too!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 7, we need you to vote NO on Question 1.

Last October, the Springfield (MO) City Council narrowly passed a measure that left pit bulls and pit bull advocates unwelcome in your city. The new ordinance bans city residents from bringing new pit bull dogs into their homes and requires that pit bulls in Springfield prior to the ban be muzzled when outdoors.

This type of breed-specific legislation, also referred to as “BSL,” has been proven highly ineffective and costly to maintain in other jurisdictions. Following a thorough study of human fatalities resulting from dog bites, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decided to strongly oppose BSL, citing the difficulty in identifying dog breeds and the inaccuracy of dog bite data.

Even worse, this ordinance dooms any pit bull-type dog entering your local shelter system to automatic euthanasia. This ban in no way keeps pets and people together or promotes a healthy human-animal bond.

Citizens and animal advocates of Springfield have recognized the danger that this ordinance poses. Between October 2 and 31, 2017, nearly 8,000 Springfield residents signed a petition to initiate a repeal of this harmful law. Thanks to their hard work, you now have the chance to make this right. On August 7, Springfield voters can overturn this cruel, discriminatory ordinance. 

Election Day is this week! This is a critical moment for your city’s dogs and families, and we need as many Springfield citizens as possible to vote NO on Question 1. The most important thing you can do make sure you’re prepared to vote on tomorrow and that your friends and family are, too. Here are some steps that will help you plan for Election Day.

  1. Find your voting location.
    First, check your voter registration here to confirm you are registered to vote. Then,use the Missouri Voter Outreach Center’s lookup tool to find your voting location.
  2. Know the hours.
    The polls will be open on
    Tuesday, August 7, from 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
  3. Have your documents in hand.
    Be sure to bring along your Missouri-issued Driver’s or Non-Driver’s license, U.S. Passport or Military ID when you go to vote.
  4. Get a ride.
    How will you get to the polls to vote? Plan ahead to make sure you have a ride, or arrange a carpool with a friend or neighbor.
  5. Spread the word.
    Please share this information with your social media contacts and encourage them to share it, too! If you’d like to get involved in the final days of the campaign, please email grassroots@aspca.org for more information on how you can help.

If you haven’t already, stay informed on this issue by joining our Advocacy Brigade by filling out the form below. 

Thank you, Springfield, for voting NO on Question 1!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 7, we need you to vote NO on Question 1.

Last October, the Springfield (MO) City Council narrowly passed a measure that left pit bulls and pit bull advocates unwelcome in your city. The new ordinance bans city residents from bringing new pit bull dogs into their homes and requires that pit bulls in Springfield prior to the ban be muzzled when outdoors.

This type of breed-specific legislation, also referred to as “BSL,” has been proven highly ineffective and costly to maintain in other jurisdictions. Following a thorough study of human fatalities resulting from dog bites, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decided to strongly oppose BSL, citing the difficulty in identifying dog breeds and the inaccuracy of dog bite data.

Even worse, this ordinance dooms any pit bull-type dog entering your local shelter system to automatic euthanasia. This ban in no way keeps pets and people together or promotes a healthy human-animal bond.

Citizens and animal advocates of Springfield have recognized the danger that this ordinance poses. Between October 2 and 31, 2017, nearly 8,000 Springfield residents signed a petition to initiate a repeal of this harmful law. Thanks to their hard work, you now have the chance to make this right. On August 7, Springfield voters can overturn this cruel, discriminatory ordinance. 

Election Day is this week! This is a critical moment for your city’s dogs and families, and we need as many Springfield citizens as possible to vote NO on Question 1. The most important thing you can do make sure you’re prepared to vote on tomorrow and that your friends and family are, too. Here are some steps that will help you plan for Election Day.

  1. Find your voting location.
    First, check your voter registration here to confirm you are registered to vote. Then,use the Missouri Voter Outreach Center’s lookup tool to find your voting location.
  2. Know the hours.
    The polls will be open on
    Tuesday, August 7, from 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
  3. Have your documents in hand.
    Be sure to bring along your Missouri-issued Driver’s or Non-Driver’s license, U.S. Passport or Military ID when you go to vote.
  4. Get a ride.
    How will you get to the polls to vote? Plan ahead to make sure you have a ride, or arrange a carpool with a friend or neighbor.
  5. Spread the word.
    Please share this information with your social media contacts and encourage them to share it, too! If you’d like to get involved in the final days of the campaign, please email grassroots@aspca.org for more information on how you can help.

If you haven’t already, stay informed on this issue by joining our Advocacy Brigade by filling out the form below. 

Thank you, Springfield, for voting NO on Question 1!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 7, we need you to vote NO on Question 1.

Last October, the Springfield (MO) City Council narrowly passed a measure that left pit bulls and pit bull advocates unwelcome in your city. The new ordinance bans city residents from bringing new pit bull dogs into their homes and requires that pit bulls in Springfield prior to the ban be muzzled when outdoors.

This type of breed-specific legislation, also referred to as “BSL,” has been proven highly ineffective and costly to maintain in other jurisdictions. Following a thorough study of human fatalities resulting from dog bites, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decided to strongly oppose BSL, citing the difficulty in identifying dog breeds and the inaccuracy of dog bite data.

Even worse, this ordinance dooms any pit bull-type dog entering your local shelter system to automatic euthanasia. This ban in no way keeps pets and people together or promotes a healthy human-animal bond.

Citizens and animal advocates of Springfield have recognized the danger that this ordinance poses. Between October 2 and 31, 2017, nearly 8,000 Springfield residents signed a petition to initiate a repeal of this harmful law. Thanks to their hard work, you now have the chance to make this right. On August 7, Springfield voters can overturn this cruel, discriminatory ordinance. 

Election Day is this week! This is a critical moment for your city’s dogs and families, and we need as many Springfield citizens as possible to vote NO on Question 1. The most important thing you can do make sure you’re prepared to vote on tomorrow and that your friends and family are, too. Here are some steps that will help you plan for Election Day.

  1. Find your voting location.
    First, check your voter registration here to confirm you are registered to vote. Then,use the Missouri Voter Outreach Center’s lookup tool to find your voting location.
  2. Know the hours.
    The polls will be open on
    Tuesday, August 7, from 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
  3. Have your documents in hand.
    Be sure to bring along your Missouri-issued Driver’s or Non-Driver’s license, U.S. Passport or Military ID when you go to vote.
  4. Get a ride.
    How will you get to the polls to vote? Plan ahead to make sure you have a ride, or arrange a carpool with a friend or neighbor.
  5. Spread the word.
    Please share this information with your social media contacts and encourage them to share it, too! If you’d like to get involved in the final days of the campaign, please email grassroots@aspca.org for more information on how you can help.

If you haven’t already, stay informed on this issue by joining our Advocacy Brigade by filling out the form below. 

Thank you, Springfield, for voting NO on Question 1!

 

 

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