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Join the leading national conference in animal advocacy. Taking Action for Animals (TAFA) brings together Humane Society of the United States volunteers, advocates and animal welfare organizations from across the country for one shared goal: to better the lives of animals and people alike. 

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TAFA 2022
July 15-17
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

Animal welfare issues didn’t just go away while we were stuck at home the past two years—and as the world begins opening up again, it’s time to bring the fight for all animals back to the front lines! Be a part of this movement by coming to TAFA 2022 in Washington D.C., taking place July 15-17 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, with select livestreamed sessions for a virtual audience. Registration is now open. Advance in-person registration is just $120 and virtual registration is only $20!

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Pete Marovich
For the HSUS

We hope to see you when TAFA returns to its roots, with dozens of inspiring and informative sessions, an exhibit hall featuring more than 50 animal welfare organizations, as well as plant-based, earth-friendly vendors, plus opportunities for networking with like-minded advocates.

Gain a better understanding of the many issues animals face in our society and learn how to take action in your community through lobbying, education and other citizen advocacy. This year, we’ll feature 24 breakout sessions and two plenary sessions on a variety of topics, such as how to enact policies and support legislation to protect animals on the local, state and federal level, plus how to work with community members to further the animal welfare movement.

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Volunteer for TAFA for at least four hours between Friday and Sunday to qualify for discounted registration of just $95! Volunteers can support TAFA in various ways, from stuffing attendee bags before the conference to monitoring sessions, assisting with registration or helping at general sessions. Shifts vary in length from two to four or more hours and you can sign up for as many as you’d like! Volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you’re available to help, simply create a volunteer profile and apply. We’ll be in touch with you to discuss next steps. Please note that this offer can't be combined with any other discounts.

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July 15-17, 2022

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

Register now and get ready to up your animal activism IQ. Be sure to share your excitement with other animal lovers using #TakingActionForAnimals on social media. 

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