|Enewsletter • January 24, 2007|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Sponsor Vegan Power!
Always wearing a "vegan" shirt while racing, vegan ultra-marathoner and Ohio activist extraordinaire Dan Kuzma has given information to many interested runners (as well as through the Adopt a College Program). Now, he says:
"I am always interested in finding creative ways to help raise awareness of the plight of the animals on factory farms. So I'm going to complete my first 100-mile race on June 16-17, 2007 in Ohio -- The Mohican Trail 100 Mile Race.
"For this occasion, I will dedicate each mile that I run to ending animal suffering. I need sponsors to help me achieve this goal!
"You can help by donating a quarter, fifty cents, or dollar per mile that I run to print more Vegan Outreach booklets.
"Throughout my years of leafleting, Vegan Outreach has always supplied me with enough pamphlets to distribute, even when I didnít have much money in my pocket to offer for the booklets. This was all made possible by the generous donations of individuals like YOU! Letís keep the ball rolling. I want to raise $7,500 towards the next printing of Why Vegan.
"I will go to the wall for the animals; please promote the cause by going to this link.
"Thanks so very much!"
Leafleting Job Opening with Vegan Outreach
Vegan Outreach has been given a grant to hire another leafleter, starting as soon as feasible. We are looking for someone who lives in or can move to the San Francisco Bay Area, Atlanta, or Dallas, in order to leaflet colleges in the local area, as well as do leafletting tours in the region. This person would also leaflet concerts, especially over the summer, and organize others to leaflet concerts over the summer. Prior leafleting experience for Vegan Outreach is, of course, a plus!
For more information, see this longer description. Please do not forward this to other lists.
Jenna Calabrese Discusses AAC on Erik's Diner
From Erik's introduction: "Vegan Outreach is probably doing more than any animal protection group out there to systematically make sure that college students find out about the realities of factory farming. Vegan Outreach needs your help. It needs your financial support -- any dollars you send them goes directly to printing this literature which farmed animals desperately need to be circulated. And as much as they need your money, Vegan Outreach needs your time. Because frankly, a personís commitment to animals is not measured by what happened to be the fourteenth ingredient in their bagel; to me, the most important metric is whether you are taking the time to make sure that college students find it impossible to get all the way through college and graduate without being exposed to the realities of factory farming."
You can listen to Jenna's interview in the January 16 show at Vegan.com; interview starts at about minute 21.
Calling All Filmmakers, Editors, and Producers!
Compassionate Action for Animals is teaming up with Vegan Outreach to produce a new video promoting the effectiveness of leafleting. CAA and VO are currently looking for qualified camerapersons, filmmakers, editors, and producers who would like to take part in this exciting project. This will become a powerful video that will inspire countless individuals nationwide to become active for farm animals! If you are interested or would like more details, please email info@ExploreVeg.org.
Products of the Week
Marisa Miller: I want to let any other hazelnut lovers out there know about the chocolate hazelnut flavor of Whole Soy & Co frozen yogurt. In Europe, hazelnuts are as popular as peanuts are here. Finally, fans of "Haselnuss Eis" and "nocciola gelato" can now get their fix!
Also, The Washington Post finds the Real Faux Burger.
Feedback from Our Members
in Philadelphia today,
one man, after a long discussion
with a leafletter, decided to stop
eating meat and has kept in touch
with the leafletter to let her know.
Another highlight of the afternoon
was when a family approached one
of the leafletters to let him know
that four or five months ago they
had received a Why Vegan
from us and none of them have eaten
Since you sent me the
booklets, two people
for sure have gone vegetarian because
of the brochures, and many people
have said they will greatly reduce
how much meat they eat.
At the University of
South Carolina today,
a nice young student named Amy took
a booklet, realized what it was
about, and introduced herself to
me. She was very excited to see
me there, already received VO's
e-newsletter, etc. She joined me
during her break and made her leafleting
debut. She was a bit nervous at
first, but felt very comfortable
with leafleting by the time she
had to call it quits.
I have spent much of
the past few years
on the road doing vegan outreach
with various bands and tours. One
of the most effective methods of
dealing with people I've found came
from a tip in an old Vegan Outreach