|Enewsletter • July 12, 2006|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
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At right, Eugene Khutoryansky leaflets at the Dallas stop of the Warped Tour; photo by Casey Constable. Last week, in a matter of three days, Eugene and Casey handed out over 32,000 booklets at Warped Tour stops in Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston.
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Jon Camp's Fall Tour
Jon Camp is finalizing his fall leafleting schedule and still needs a place to stay in or near the following: Ottawa, ON; Ithaca, NY; Johnson City and Knoxville, TN. If you would be willing to house this courteous young man for one or two nights, please email jon at veganoutreach.org. Thanks!
The Vegan Outreach office will be staffed sporadically until August 15, after AR2006. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Product of the Week
Jessica Dadds: "I'd like to nominate Down to Earth's Vegan Mix fertilizer -- 'An all purpose fertilizer made with no animal products or animal by-products.' I was very excited to come across this fertilizer, since many contain animal products."
Notes from All Over
The case for vegetarian outreach (pdf).
A good example of appealing to specific audiences: Unitarian Universalists for Ethical Treatment of Animals ran this ad in UU World (large pdf).
Notes from Our Members
Vegetarian Information Group of
Rochester had a most
successful 3rd year at Rochesterfest
selling vegan food for 6 days. This
event attracts 100,000 people, and
our group had a 15% increase in
sales from the year before! Vegan
Menu: Riblet Sandwich, Cajun Grilled
Tofu Sandwich, Southwest Burrito,
Vegan Backroom Deli, side salad,
fresh squeezed wheat-grass juice,
yummy frozen non-dairy dessert bars!
VIGOR gave away hundreds of free
vegetarian information booklets
past weekend, we had
volunteers leaflet at the Minneapolis
Annual GLBT Pride Parade in downtown.
Two volunteers were on each side
of the street passing out leaflets
to parade attendees waiting for
the floats to start, and one volunteer
followed them wheeling around several
boxes of leaflets. 1,200 Try
Vegetarians and some GCFE's
were distributed and well received.
Best of all, CAA had a float in
the parade this year, which positively
reinforced the literature that attendees
received. We had two people holding
our banner, two people in cow costumes
and one in a rabbit costume, three
volunteers who passed out the "Meat's
No Treat..." and "Pigs
Are Friends Not Food" stickers,
and a decorated pick-up truck with
three veg royalties riding on board!
26 was the SF Pride
parade and accompanying major celebration.
Bay Area Vegetarians had a booth
at the event, and Nick and I drove
up to table and leaflet. Nick only
leafleted, while I split my time
between the two. Overall, we handed
out around 1400-1500 leaflets. There
were several other leafleters as
well, so the leafleting grand total
is much higher. While tabling, one
young woman came up to say that
she'd received a Why Vegan
earlier in the day and was now going
to be a vegetarian. Shortly thereafter,
an older gentleman was at the table
with a friend. He pointed at the
Why Vegan and said, "That's
what started me on the path to being