Who We Are:

Citizens Against BSL (Breed-Specific Legislation) is a grassroots organization made up of citizens of Springfield and the surrounding area. We formed in reaction to Springfield City Council’s passing of a ban on “pit bulls,” “pit bull” mixes, and any dog with vaguely defined “pit bull” characteristics.

Between the dates of the Council’s vote on Oct. 2, 2017 and Oct. 31, 2017, nearly 8,000 Springfield residents signed our referendum petition. The petition was certified on Nov. 20th. City Council could have listened to the public and repealed the ordinance, but instead decided to put it on the ballot, in hopes that the public would forget.

The election is on August 7, 2018. Vote NO on Question One!

Where your Donation Goes:

Events:

  • Fees for booths at events.
  • Printing costs for flyers, information sheets, etc. handed out at events.

Getting out the vote:

  • Rental of the Voter Activation Network database, software, and mobile app for canvassers.
  • Doorhangers for canvassers to leave if no one answers the door
  • Informational flyers for canvassers to give out
  • Yard signs, buttons, car decals, etc.
  • Mailers
  • Postage for mailers
  • Posters for businesses that hosted the petition to remind their customers to vote
  • Facebook ads
  • Billboards

Citizens Against BSL is registered as a Political Action Committee with the Missouri Ethics Commision and is subject to all recordkeeping and reporting requirements as such. 



Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “Im definitely against segregation, and racism, whether it be human, animal, or anything else. Its not the dog, it's what they learn from the owner. #FlenoidForZone3”

  • endorsed

    “Pit bull dogs do not deserve to be vilified for what they might do. Any dog is capable of violence, regardless of breed.”

  • endorsed

    “This is near and dear to my heart bc we have all been discriminated unjustly at some point in our life. It is unfair to prejudice an entire category of dogs. 23 states have said their cities cannot ban a breed, and yet here is Springfield trying to do just that. It has been proven time and time again that breed bans DON'T WORK!! It is a waste of money, time, resources, gross overreach of government, and huge liability for the city that we, the citizens will end up paying for.”

  • endorsed

    “Pepole / Owners are the problem!!! All breeds of dogs can bite!”

  • endorsed

    “The breed of dog does not define the dog. All dogs can bite. I vow to help break down the agenda against these helpless animals. If you stand for nothing you will fall for anything. I will not stand around while these dogs are being targeted and killed.”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Help defeat the breed ban in Springfield, Missouri because dogs are not the problem. Bad owners are.”

  • endorsed

    “I'm Shane Moore ( www.facebook.com/authorshanemoore ) I endorse this movement and abhor fascist governments that endorse such evil legislation that breaks up families. The kinds of legislators that create BSL are typically the same ones that come after the right to bear arms. Springfield people should never support legislators like this.”

July 14, 2018

We're almost there!

I want to thank everyone who has donated here, at a fundraiser event, or by purchasing campaign merchandise. We have almost everything we need now and any additional money raised will go toward billboards and advertising. The more of that we can do right before election day, the better!

I would also like to ask everyone to consider donating their time to canvassing. That is our area of greatest need right now. 

And don't forget to tell all your friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers, and the guy behind you in line at the grocery store!

May 5, 2018

Getting the word out today at Woofstock!

We're registering voters, signing up volunteers, and talking to people about the August vote!

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “Im definitely against segregation, and racism, whether it be human, animal, or anything else. Its not the dog, it's what they learn from the owner. #FlenoidForZone3”

  • endorsed

    “Pit bull dogs do not deserve to be vilified for what they might do. Any dog is capable of violence, regardless of breed.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “This is near and dear to my heart bc we have all been discriminated unjustly at some point in our life. It is unfair to prejudice an entire category of dogs. 23 states have said their cities cannot ban a breed, and yet here is Springfield trying to do just that. It has been proven time and time again that breed bans DON'T WORK!! It is a waste of money, time, resources, gross overreach of government, and huge liability for the city that we, the citizens will end up paying for.”

  • endorsed

    “Pepole / Owners are the problem!!! All breeds of dogs can bite!”

  • endorsed

    “The breed of dog does not define the dog. All dogs can bite. I vow to help break down the agenda against these helpless animals. If you stand for nothing you will fall for anything. I will not stand around while these dogs are being targeted and killed.”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Help defeat the breed ban in Springfield, Missouri because dogs are not the problem. Bad owners are.”

  • endorsed

    “I'm Shane Moore ( www.facebook.com/authorshanemoore ) I endorse this movement and abhor fascist governments that endorse such evil legislation that breaks up families. The kinds of legislators that create BSL are typically the same ones that come after the right to bear arms. Springfield people should never support legislators like this.”