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. We’ll be returning to DC for TAFA 2024 from July 19 to 22. Register now at the advance registration rate of just $100!

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Pete Marovich
For the HSUS

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Taking Action for Animals 2024 
July 19-22, 2024 
Crystal Gateway Marriott 
Arlington, Virginia 
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TAFA is an event where attendees can come together and learn not only how to strategically work for a more humane world, but also how to talk with legislators. Gain the knowledge and skills you need to encourage your legislators to support and protect important animal welfare legislation, including the Better CARE for Animals Act and Proposition 12.

TAFA 2024 tracks include:

  • Skill-building

  • Federal and state advocacy | Sponsored by Care2

  • Local and individual advocacy

At TAFA, you can 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. Learn 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. Conclude your TAFA weekend with a trip to Capitol Hill for Humane Lobby Day on Monday, July 22. All TAFA registrants are invited to join this exciting event to lobby their legislators on the most important animal welfare issues of today.

Stay tuned both here and on the Facebook event page for important event updates. Be sure to share your excitement with other animal lovers using #TakingActionForAnimals on social media! You can also sign up to be the first to hear about important TAFA news and updates and receive a special TAFA registration discount.

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Volunteer at Taking Action for Animals for at least four hours between July 18 and 22 to qualify for discounted registration of just $80! Volunteers support TAFA in various ways, from stuffing attendee bags before the conference to monitoring workshops, assisting with registration or helping at other sessions. Shifts vary in length from two to four or more hours and you can sign up for as many as you’d like.

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We are stronger together.

The Humane Society of the United States welcomes everyone into our mission. We recognize, respect and embrace the full spectrum of human qualities, so that the unique talents of our staff, volunteers and animal welfare allies are dignified with equitable access to training, networking and support to help grow our ability to contribute to the protection of all animals. Whoever you are, whoever you love, you are welcome here.