Upcoming Local Events!
- Spring is in the air and with it are many upcoming events in the the valley! Details are below and posted at AZVegan.com. Hope to see you there!
Humane Society of the United States Meetup-
Whether you are attending Humane Lobby Day on February 25th or not, you won't want to miss this great opportunity to get more involved for the animals!
You don't have to be a professional lobbyist to be a part of the legislative process. If you have the desire to help animals and a little time to learn the basics, you can be an effective voice for animals at the state capitol and on Capitol Hill.
They will walk you through the details of how bills become laws and how you can work with legislators to be an effective citizen lobbyist.
What: Lobby 101 - Chandler
When: Saturday, February 20, 2010 10:30 AM
Chandler Sunset Library
4930 W Ray Rd
Chandler, AZ 85226
Learn more here:
Sign Up Today For the 3rd Annual Humane Lobby Day At The Capital- Thursday, February 25th
More info and details-
When: Thursday, February 25, 2010 9:00 AM
1101 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Deadline to register is February 18th. Don't miss this exciting opportunity!
Animal Defense League of Arizona Alert: Help Stop Two Dangerous Bills
Please ask your State Senator to oppose these two dangerous bills in the Arizona Senate:
The "Covance" Bill
A bill was recently introduced in the Arizona Legislature on behalf of Covance Laboratories, Inc., a controversial contract research laboratory that built an animal testing facility in Chandler.
The Anti-Initiative Bill
A bill aimed at our public voting process is in the Arizona Senate. SCR 1033 repeal 1998 proposition 105 (R. Pearce) would repeal the Voters Protection Act which prevents the legislature from weakening or revoking citizens' initiatives. If passed this bill would be referred to the 2010 ballot.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Contact your Arizona State Senator and ask her/him to oppose SB 1159 (federally regulated research facility; animals), and SCR 1033 (repeal 1998 proposition 105). Be sure to mention that you are a constituent.
To email your senators or find their direct phone numbers, click here. If you're outside the Phoenix area, you can call your legislators' offices toll free at 1-800-352-8404. In the Phoenix area call (602) 926-3559 and ask them to connect you with your senator. If you're not sure who your state senator is click here.
Please forward this alert to your contacts in Arizona, and let us know if you receive a response from your legislators on these bills. Email adla@...
Vegan Ironman Triathlete and Vega Founder, Brendan Brazier In Arizona Next Week!
Brendan will sign and answer questions about his new book, Thrive Fitness: The Vegan Based Training Program, an easy to apply system for everyone
Monday, Feb. 15, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m
Sprouts Farmer's Market: 5225 E. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85206 (480-218-6491)
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m
Sprouts Farmer's Market: 8375 W. Thunderbird, Peoria, AZ 85381 (623-334-1111)
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
WholeFoods Market: 2955 W. Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224 (480-821-9447)
Thursday, Feb. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
WholeFoods Market: 7111 E. Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054 (480-515-3777)
Check out his website at www.brendanbrazier.com for more info.
Coming Soon...A New AZVegan Website Design!
We are currently updating the site (behind the scenes) and the changes are scheduled to be complete in about 4 weeks. Check back soon for the latest update!
Thanks everyone for all you do for animals!