Maryland Votes For Animals (MVFA) is an organization of individuals who feel a moral obligation to end the suffering of animals and who are committed to improving their lives. We acknowledge that letters to politicians, petitions and demonstrations all have their place in the animal protection movement. But we believe that the most helpful step we can take on behalf of animals is the creation and enforcement of laws that protect those animals who are subject to mistreatment. Further, we believe that the best path to the enactment of effective laws is through creation of a humane voting bloc of informed and concerned citizens who will use their vote to insist that Maryland become a more animal-friendly state. After all, rescue organizations have been operating for centuries---doing courageous, compassionate and vital work---and yet the problem of animal suffering persists. Therefore, were asking that the animal people of Maryland join with us to help animals by getting politically involved for the sake of all the animals touched by Maryland law.