Monroe County Votes for Animals is a grassroots, nonpartisan, unaffiliated and all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting laws that are beneficial to animals.

We lead a voting bloc (an organized group of voters who care about a particular issue) of Monroe County, N.Y. residents who care about animals and would like to hear our endorsements.  We work to promote animal-friendly legislation and stop legislation that hurts animals.  We currently focus on our local government: Monroe County, its towns, and the city of Rochester.

When you sign up for our bloc, we tell your representatives that you are concerned about animals and will be hearing our endorsements and updates about whether they are supporting animal-friendly proposals.  We’ll work with them to promote good legislation, and together our bloc will support helpful legislators at election time.

“The quickest way to effect change is to get as deep into lawmaking and political process as possible through political advocacy organizations. I feel strongly that animal advocates have got to get politically organized…”  – Paul R. Leonard, founder of the National Center for Animal Law and Advocacy.

Please Join our Bloc!

Live in Monroe County, NY?  Click here to join our bloc.

Why we ask so many questions:

  • We need your home address to determine your voting districts.
  • We need your email or phone in order to share our endorsements with you and remind you to vote.  If your representative seems unsure whether his constituents care about an issue we’re working on, we’ll let you know he or she needs to hear from you.  We have no plans to contact you otherwise.

We can’t add you to the voting bloc without this information because we wouldn’t know which representatives are yours or how to contact you.

Check off the Volunteer checkbox to be contacted about volunteer opportunities.  No obligation.  If you can’t vote in our county but want to help anyway, you can use the Contact Form below.

We care about your privacy.  We will never sell your information, and except to communicate with your representatives, never share it.  You may unsubscribe at any time from a link in each message.


We would love to have you join us!  Many volunteer positions are available.

You can help recruit more members for the bloc, remind bloc members to vote, or share other skills, such as:

  • Graphic Design
  • IT
  • Data Entry
  • Legal
  • Other skills we don’t even know we need!

Check off the “Volunteer” box when you Join our Bloc, or Contact Us to talk it over, no obligation.