Feb. 28-Cynthia Armstrong, Director, OK Chapter, Humane Society of U.S.

Celebrating Animals/Confronting Cruelty: Getting Political for Animals!

Cynthia Armstrong, Oklahoma State Director for the Humane Society of the US, will appear at 7pm on February 28 as the special guest speaker at the headquarters of the Payne County Democrats. Her presentation is entitled “Celebrating Animals/Confronting Cruelty: Getting Political for Animals!”

Ms.  Armstrong’s presentation will be the state of the state on animal protection in Oklahoma and how Oklahoma laws stack up against the rest of the country. It includes a review of current legislation at the state and federal level. She also will instruct attendees in Lobby 101: How to be an effective voice for animal protection.

Cynthia Armstrong has been active in animal protection since the late 1980’s and became the HSUS Oklahoma State Director in 2005. She previously was the campaign manager for the Oklahoma Coalition Against Cockfighting (OCAC) and helped to spearhead a ban on cockfighting in Oklahoma. She served as president and founding member of the Oklahoma Humane Federation and as president of Volunteers for Animal Welfare. She was also on the boards of the Association of Certified Cruelty Investigators and the Central Oklahoma Humane Society and was a member of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee to the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division. Currently, Armstrong is an advisory board member of Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue in Jones, Oklahoma. Armstrong is a native Oklahoman, a grad of the University of Oklahoma and a resident of Oklahoma City.

Ms. Armstrong is also presently preparing for the Humane Lobby Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol coming up on March 7th. This is when citizens concerned about animal welfare and protections have the opportunity to meet with their elected officials and legislators to discuss bills and laws which will impact the lives of animals. More info is available at the website
for this big event at action.humanesociety.org.

Doors will open at 6:30pm for the Stillwater presentation at the PCD HQ, 302 N. Main. The program begins at 7pm. The public is invited to attend this February 28th special event.
For more information an this and other PCD events, go to paynecountydemocrats.org or call 405-533-5310.