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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  November 15, 2006

 

This issue is sponsored by DownBound.com

 

Notes from Vegan Outreach

AAC: The Animals' Voice

Last week, over 33,000 booklets were handed out to students on campuses across North America. The semester total is now more than 265,000. Victor Tsou is closing in on 50,000 for the term, while Jon Camp and Jenna Calabrese have passed 30,000.

At right, Susan Cho leaflets at U. Maryland; photo by Jon Camp.

In his spare time, Casey Constable has handed out over 22,000 booklets, including a new one-day single-person record of 3,000 at the University of Texas at Austin. That day was part of his total of 7,700 at UT last Tuesday through Thursday

Stewart Solomon, Suzanne Haws, and Joe Espinosa are also over 10,000 booklets for the semester, and there are 17 other individuals over 1,000!

The program will have passed 920,000 booklets by the time you see this. By our estimates, the efforts of AAC activists will spare over 40 million birds and mammals a life of suffering over the next 50 years.

Thanks so much to everyone who made the possible!!

 

New "A Meaningful Life" Printing Done

We now have more copies of the new printing of A Meaningful Life. If you would like copies, feel free to email us, or put a note in with any order you place. Thanks!

 

Addictive Products of the Week

Joe Espinosa: "I am writing to nominate Red Star Nutritional Yeast for product of the week. I was introduced to this product and was instantly addicted. On pizza bread, beans, soups, salads and even popcorn, it adds a burst of flavor that redefines what it means to be vegan." Anne Green blends 1C walnuts, 1/2C ground flax seeds, and 1C of nutritional yeast (which she gets in bulk from the local co-op) in a food processor to make high-Omega-3 "sprinkles" for pizza, popcorn, pasta, and other "p" foodstuffs.

Kristen S: "Stonewall Jerquee is dangerously addictive. Savory and full of protein, it is difficult to find in bulk in most areas -- but you can avoid the excessively packaged 1.5 oz bags by buying it in bulk at www.veganessentials.com."

Send your nominees for Product of the Week to info (at) veganoutreach (dot) org; previous products can be found here.

 

Notes from All Over

The Veg Advantage

New website: A free program for food-service professionals:

"Our chefs have helped dozens of restaurants, universities, primary and secondary schools, and businesses incorporate vegetarian selections into their menus and cafeterias -- and our consulting services are available to you free of charge. Whether you need menu suggestions, tips on working with new vegetarian foods, or sources for meat analogs and other vegetarian products, help is just a phone call away!"

 

Another Movie Leafleting Opportunity

Two movies soon to be in theaters -- Fast Food Nation and Charlotte's Web -- provide excellent opportunities to leaflet to a sympathetic audience, especially if you attend the movie. If you attend, take a stack of VO booklets and get to the door before the crowd lets out. Start offering them to people and, typically, once the first one takes one, all the rest will. It is quite easy.

 

Notes from Our Members

At Texas State in San Marcos, there was one real big dude who Casey didn't want to approach because he didn't look like the type that would ever go vegetarian. However, when this guy saw what Casey was passing out, he commented on how he had seen one on the ground at Warped Tour in San Antonio. He picked one up and read it, and has been a vegetarian ever since.
     It was just one year ago that I ran into Casey while leafleting one fateful day, and gave him the first Vegan Outreach pamphlet he had ever seen. The ripple effects of just one day's leafleting have far reaching impacts long into the future. Most of the time, these effects are unseen by us, but it is nice when we are able to catch a small glimpse of them.
-Eugene Khutoryansky, for Casey Constable, 11/10/06

At UNC Greensboro, it was like giving out candy on Halloween. Students would come over to get a brochure, stop whatever they were doing and take one. Even the faculty was very receptive, and staff people took booklets and indicated they were supportive of the cause. I met several vegetarians, including one who is interested in leafleting and two who want to start a group at the campus. I think it created quite a stir today, as people knew what I was handing out by the end of the day. Some exchanges:
     1. Student A (after previously receiving a brochure): Can I tell you a story? I was driving the other day and I saw this truck with pigs and it was really sad. Student B (interupting): I'm going vegetarian....I'll try.
     2. Me: Brochure to help animals? Student: (accepting and looking at brochure, looking shocked, then looking worried knowing she'll be giving up meat very soon)
     3. Student (after previously receiving a booklet): I'll give you this -- that is one really good booklet.
     By the way: the new Senator from Virginia, Jim Webb, has an EI. I leafletted him at a festival this summer and got a few words in about gestation crates and battery cages. He listened sincerely.
-Jeff Boghosian, 11/8/06

At right, Zaac Chaves leaflets at Yale; photo by Jon Camp.

I am a junior at Indiana U. of Pennsylvania, where your organization passed out fliers last April 12th. The day I read your pamphlet I became a vegan and have not wavered in my beliefs since. Veganism is a huge part of my life and something about which I feel undeniably and indescribably strong. I would like to thank you a million times over for changing my life.
-Nadi M, 11/6/06

 

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All donations are tax-deductible.

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