Political Party/527

Humane Society Legislative Fund PAC

Location:

Washington, DC

Tax-Exempt Status:

527

Formation:

2009

Type:

Political Party

Treasurer:

Sara Amundson

Humane Society Legislative Fund PAC is the political arm of the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF), the lobbying arm of the animal liberation group Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The PAC supports HSLF’s animal rights agenda by supporting federal political candidates who support passing laws that would advance animal liberation. [1]

While HSLF has the power to lobby, it cannot make direct contributions to candidates. The HSLF PAC intends to influence elections by donating to “animal-friendly candidates,” and organizing against candidates and organizations that support hunting and conventional farming like the National Rifle Association, hunters, and agricultural businesses. [2]

In 2018, HSLF PAC received at least $424,050 in contributions, and contributed $360,500 to federal candidates. [3] As of February 2020, HSLF PAC has received at least $195,314 in contributions, and contributed $102,500 to federal candidates. [4]

People

Sara Amundson is the listed treasurer of the Humane Society Legislative Fund PAC, and is the president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [5]

References

  1. Markarian, Michael. “President’s Letter.” Human Activist, September/October 2009. Accessed February 9, 2020. http://www.hslf.org/assets/pdfs/ha_septoct09_issue.pdf. ^
  2. Markarian, Michael. “President’s Letter.” Human Activist, September/October 2009. Accessed February 9, 2020. http://www.hslf.org/assets/pdfs/ha_septoct09_issue.pdf. ^
  3. “Humane Society Legislative Fund, Spending By Cycle.” OpenSecrets. Accessed February 9, 2020. https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?strID=C00466813&cycle=2018. ^
  4. “Humane Society Legislative Fund, Spending By Cycle.” OpenSecrets. Accessed February 9, 2020. https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?strID=C00466813&cycle=2020. ^
  5. “Sara Amundson.” Humane Society Legislative Fund, 2020. Accessed February 9, 2020. http://www.hslf.org/about-hslf/meet-hslf/leadership-and-staff/sara-amundson.html#.XkB46BNKjMU. ^
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Humane Society Legislative Fund PAC


Washington, DC