|Enewsletter • September 13, 2006|
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Notes from Vegan Outreach
Victory for Victor!
Vegan Outreach's Victor Tsou has been leafleting colleges throughout the west coast with great success, usually giving out over 1,000 booklets per day. In the following weeks, he will need housing in or near the following: Moscow (ID), Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Tucson, and San Diego. If you would be willing to house this dedicated young man for 1 - 3 nights, please email Victor at victor (at) veganoutreach.org. Thanks!
New Spanish Booklet
Ever since the last copy of Vegan Outreach's Por Qué Vegano? was distributed earlier this year, there has been no Spanish-language booklet available for exposing factory farms and spreading vegetarianism. Vegan Outreach has recently received a grant from PETA to cover part of the costs of printing another version of PQV.
We are now seeking to raise funds for printing and shipping this new booklet. As pointed out several years ago by a leafleter in DC:
If you believe that it is important to have this booklet available for outreach in Spanish-speaking communities and countries, please make a special, tax-deductible contribution today. You can contribute securely at veganoutreach.org/about/donate.html, or send a check or money order to:
At right, Jason Ketola leaflets at Northeastern University; photo by Jenna Calabrese.
World Farm Animal Day Approaching!
Also, be sure to report your actions, so we can list you on the Vegan Outreach front page!
Seasonal Product of the Week
Brian Patrick's vote is for "plain old peaches. If you haven't had any in a while, this year's crop has been outstanding. Each one is so juicy I have to be careful about eating them at work for fear of staining my tie. Just the right amount of sweetness as well. I've had ones from New Jersey, Georgia, South Carolina, and bought straight from the orchard a few miles outside of Washington, DC. Each one has its own character but never disappointing."
Notes from All Over
"A month shy of her 50th birthday, Navratilova closed out her competitive career Saturday night in fitting fashion: a mixed doubles championship at the U.S. Open for her 59th Grand Slam title."
Martina went vegetarian in 1993, the year Vegan Outreach officially formed. Coincidence?
A Scoop of Lies
MFA's ChooseVeg.com Has New Videos
MFA now offers sample cooking videos on-line, from the delightful Colleen Patrick-Goudreau and Alka Chandna of Compassionate Cooks (Vegetarian Cooking) and the irrepressible Dr. Michael Greger (Maximum Nutrition). You can also order full versions of these videos from Vegan Outreach.
Notes from Our Members
At the Galleria Mall,
I handed out 541 Why
Vegans today. One man asked
me if I am concerned about all the
paper I am using. I told him that
the environmental benefits of vegetarianism
are such that if I get even one
person today to go vegetarian, this
will more than compensate for all
the paper I used. He ended up agreeing
While leafleting at
U. Rochester today,
this was my favorite exchange:
I handed out 200 EIs
at Eastern CT State
U. in less time than it took to
drive there. I also gave out a GCFE
to a girl who said she was veg after
I gave her the first booklet. She
then gave the EI to her
friend and said, "You've got
to read this right now!"
At Illinois State University,
I gave out 970 copies of EI,
4 GCFE, and 2 AML.
The exchange of the day was when
a female student came past the second
time. I was unsure if she had taken
the booklet the first time, and
many people turn me down the first
time and later have a change of
heart, so I always offer.