The primary purpose of the PA Federation of Dog Clubs has always been to give our member organizations a voice in the Legislature and Governor's Office (and the Departments it oversees) in Harrisburg. We ask Legislators to support some proposals and oppose others.
We do similar things at the Federal level, but we limit our outreach to the Senators and Representatives in the Pennsylvania delegation. We also interact with the US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS). These efforts are mostly about obtaining information to relay to our member organizations.
All Legislators and the Governor are candidates at some point. We need to be able to show support to those who support our legislative positions, so they continue to support us going forward. We will not be effective legislatively if we do not interact with our legislature.
It is important to reiterate that any support or opposition to a candidate we may publicly announce is based solely on issues related to responsible animal ownership. We do not consider any of the other hot-button topics of the day.