Responsible dog owners and breeders have witnessed a significant increase in restrictive canine legislation this past year. Voters across the country will be heading to the polls this November and next year to select Congressional leaders, Governors, and state legislators.
Trying to ensure that your rights as a dog owner are considered and protected during campaigns and legislative sessions can be a daunting thought. Across the country, individuals and clubs have partnered with us in two programs designed to help ensure your voice is heard. The American Kennel Club Political Action Committee (AKC PAC) and Canine Legislation Support Fund (CLSF) collect contributions from responsible dog owners and concerned citizens and use the funds to ensure dog-friendly candidates are elected and that responsible dog ownership is protected in Congress and state legislatures.
These two programs have very unique and separate purposes. The Canine Legislation Support Fund was established to support the education of legislators on dog issues and to fight bad legislation that violates the rights of responsible owners and breeders. Both clubs and individuals may contribute to this fund to enhance the AKC’s efforts to defeat repressive legislation and ensure that our rights are protected. The AKC Political Action Committee accepts donations from individuals only and allocates them to dog-friendly candidates. Contributions to the CLSF may not be used for campaigns, and PAC funds may not be used for lobbying or education efforts.
Below you will find resources to help you learn more about how to join the fight to protect responsible dog ownership.
Remember- The more who contribute, the stronger the voice of responsible dog owners!
Two Ways to Protect Your Rights (click to download flyer)
For more information, including information on AKC PAC, contact the AKC Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720 or email@example.com.