|Enewsletter • August 20, 2008|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Thanks so much to everyone who has signed up for the Vegan Outreach enewsletter, including those from TAFA and AR2008. Look for it every Wednesday; if you don't see it, your ISP or email provider may have filtered it. There will always be a secure unsubscription link at the bottom of every edition.
We hope you find every issue to be informative and useful.
Last weekend, longtime animal activist Joe Espinosa received the Henry Spira Grassroots Activist Award at AR2008. You can read Joe's 2005 profile and the introduction Matt Ball gave him at the AR2008 award ceremony here.
Thanks to Joe for using his acceptance to promote A Meaningful Life.
Also, congratulations to longtime friend and Vegan Outreach supporter Paul Shapiro, the newest member of the Animal Rights Hall of Fame.
Summer Leafleting Record; Fall AAC Starts
As of today, leafleters have reached 348,607 new people this summer; 85 different volunteers have handed out 100 or more leaflets! Adopt a College leafleters have started reaching new students, with five-year-old Rebecca Solomon in fifth place.
House an Activist
In the next few weeks, Vic Sjodin, Brian Grupe, Eric Paul, and Jon Camp will be embarking on college leafleting tours, reaching out to thousands of today's young minds with the animals' plight. In order to keep all of them on the road, we are dependent on the generous housing of others.
We will need housing in or near Indiana, Shippensburg, and Millersville, PA; Huntington and Morgantown, WV; Frostburg, MD; Albany, NY; Augusta, Portland, and Salem, ME; Salt Lake City, UT; Savannah and Augusta, GA; Columbia, Rock Hill, and Spartanburg, SC; Lynchburg and Farmville, VA.
If you would be willing to house any of these courteous, young men, please email tour (at) veganoutreach (dot) org. Thanks so much!
Jack Norris will be speaking in your town August 28. Joe Espinosa will also be there!
Product of the Week
Previous product nominations by Joe Espinosa:
Notes from Our Members
age 5, is now saying,
"Leaflet against animal cruelty?"
when she hands someone a leaflet,
but a hell of a lot cuter than I
do. 100% acceptance rate today --
higher if you consider all those
who wanted extras for their friends.
A young lady even approached us
as we were cleaning up, asking for
At the Portland, OR
Warped Tour stop,
two people told Yvonne that they
got the brochure last year and are
now vegetarian. I heard one or two
people say the same thing. Watched
a few people read the pamphlets
from front to back (they were completely
engrossed in them, and I can tell
Thanks for the links
Being Vegan and Defining
Vegan]. I am vegan for the animals'
sake. I have met many vegans who
prefer to quibble constantly about
this ingredient and that ingredient.
There is a competition for "superiority"
and much ego associated with it.
I have not felt much interest or
compassion from these particular
vegans regarding those who eat meat
or non-humans who are dying by the
billions. It is refreshing to meet
vegans who are not like this.
of the night:
At City College of
San Francisco, I met
a bunch of vegans and receptive
folk, including a spontaneous helper.
It felt good to be back on a campus,
talking to students. A lot of people
asked questions -- I felt that my
time was spent valuably.
One woman who works
at the concert venue The Pageant
told me that she stopped eating
meat on May 2nd when she first got
a booklet (Compassionate Choices)
from me, which was my first time
leafletting VO booklets at The Pageant!