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28 May 2000 Issue

Animal Rights 2000 Conference From Farm Animal Reform Movement (FARM)
http://www.AnimalRights2000.org
1-888-FARM USA
Email: Farmusa@erols.com

 ANIMAL RIGHTS 2000 -- Washington, DC; July 1-5

Be there for the animals and bring a friend!

July 1, 2000, Affinity Meetings - The Animal Rights 2000 national conference will feature eight two-hour Affinity Meetings on Saturday, July 1, 11am-1pm. The themes of the meetings will be:

- Animals in Agriculture
- Animals in Research/Testing
- Companion Animals
- Animals for Amusement
- Grassroots Networking
- Youth Outreach
- Outreach to Children
- Politics/Legislation/Litigation.

The purpose of the Affinity Meetings is to allow activists with similar interests to get acquainted, exchange contact information, and plan joint projects. Each meeting will have a facilitator and will determine its own agenda.

As a special courtesy, the $160 registration rate is extended to May 31 for Affinity Meeting participants. Registration can be accomplished with a credit card at:
www.AnimalRights2000.org or 888-FARM USA

as well as by sending a web site registration form with payment by mail.

July 5, 2000, Lobby Day - Several hundred animal rights activists will take part in Lobby Day 2000, immediately following the Animal Rights 2000 National Conference. The event is sponsored by the Humane Society of the US.

Participants are requested to arrange meetings with their Representatives and Senators between 10:30am and 3:00pm on July 5, 2000 to discuss "animal issues." Specific legislation will be presented at a briefing preceeding the visits. For additional help, visit:

www.hsus.org/forms/search_reps.html
or call Caitlin Hills at 202-955-3665.

HSUS will provide transportation from the Animal Rights 2000 hotel at 8:30 am on July 5 and will store luggage. HSUS will also treat participants to breakfast, lunch, and a legislative briefing on Capitol Hill.

Although participants are not required to register for Animal Rights 2000, their visits will be much more effective if they do. As a special courtesy, the $160 registration rate is extended to May 31 for Lobby Day 2000 participants. Registration can be accomplished with a credit card at

www.AnimalRights2000.org
or 888-FARM USA

as well as by sending a web site registration form with payment by mail.

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