Monday, June 15, 2009

Gloria on Capitol Hill in Washington DC speaking out for the Chimps

Release and Restitution for Chimpanzees in U.S. Laboratories

DC-Area Member Invitation

Congressional Briefing

Fate of Chimpanzees in the U.S. and the Great Ape Protection Act, H.R. 1326

Thursday, June 25, 2009

10:00 am - 12:00 pm (EST)

Rayburn House Office Building Room 2247
South Capitol St. SE & Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20515

RSVP Jennifer Campbell, Director of Member Services NEAVS/ Project R&R, by June 23, 2009

Dear NEAVS/Project R&R DC-area member,

You are cordially invited to join NEAVS/Project R&R and the HSUS for a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill.

Learn more about the Great Ape Protection Act (H.R. 1326) and have a unique opportunity to hear from experts, including Fauna Sanctuary Founder and Project R&R Co-Chair Gloria Grow and NEAVS/Project R&R President Theodora Capaldo, EdD. Your presence is an important way to show Congressional leaders that the American public support an end to the use of chimpanzees and all Great Apes in research!

The panel of speakers includes:

  • Chairman Edolphus "Ed" Towns (D-NY), lead Congressional sponsor of the Great Ape Protection Act (H.R. 1326)
  • Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO, The Humane Society of the United States
  • Kathleen Conlee, Director of Program Management of Animal Research Issues, The Humane Society of the U.S.
  • Theodora Capaldo, Ed.D., President & Executive Director, NEAVS/Project R&R: Release and Restitution for Chimpanzees in U.S. Laboratories
  • Linda Brent, President & Director, Chimp Haven, Inc., the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary System
  • Gloria Grow, Founder & Director, Fauna Foundation Sanctuary and Co-Chair of NEAVS/Project R&R

Refreshments will be provided. The Rayburn House Office Building is on the corner of South Capitol St. SE and Independence Ave. SW (map). The closest Metro is Capitol South.

We hope you can attend this special event!

As there is limited room, we suggest you RSVP as soon as possible - no later than June 23, 2009.

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