Jilly brought up a great idea in another thread, that each of us could work on improving the world of animals in our own local areas somehow. Maybe it's helping to provide publicity for local shelters, helping to Tweet about them. Maybe it's helping with a fundraiser for animals. Maybe it's learning about what laws are currently in place to protect animals and writing our reps to ask about tweaking or improving those laws.
Reps do of course submit bills for their local constituents - I've had my local rep submit two bills in my name so far. So change can happen.
What are some ideas for us to work on improving our local areas?