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of Vegan Outreach's activists.
Earlier this month, Adopt
a College activists set a new
record for the most students reached
in one semester.
As of Nov. 18, over 150 activists
and groups have handed booklets
to 582,160 students at 597 campuses
during Fall term -- smashing
Spring's record of 491,000!
also brings AAC's 2008 total to
Vic Sjodin makes at new friend while
taking a break from his amazing
work -- he's handed 90,342 students
a booklet already this semester!
At right, Brianne Donaldson informs
several more students at the College
of the Canyons in Santa Clarita,
See the newly updated Leafleting
Totals page for more
details, including some amazing
Thanks to everyone who has worked
so hard and donated so generously
to expand this powerful program.
With your support, it will be even
bigger next year!
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Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
receptivity rate from the excited
crowd at Obama's election night
rally in Chicago, but I know the
eight of us made a difference for
many animals by leafleting there.
-Leslie Patterson, 11/4/08
Five of us leafleted
the unbelievable Obama rally with
Bruce Springsteen in Cleveland --
80,000 people! Crowd was pretty
receptive and the people in line
had hours to wait, so there was
lots of time for them to read the
literature. Several people thanked
us for being there and speaking
up for the animals. Many said they
had already gotten the info at their
college, concert, etc.
-Jen Kaden, 11/2/08
another student learns the truth
from Leah Wagner at the University
of Kansas; below, a University of
Georgia student learns about modern
agribusiness from JC Corcoran.
I just want to thank
whoever placed one of your detailed,
documented booklets in the Las Vegas
Veggie Cafe in October. I stopped
eating meat, and I purposely leave
the booklet on my desk at work where
my co-workers silently pass by,
sometimes stopping to read or ask
questions. The booklet has saved
the life of countless animals, and
my own. Thank you!
At the University of
a gentleman came up to me and told
me that after receiving a brochure
from me last semester, he had become
vegetarian and was continually working
to eradicate animal products from
his diet. I gave him a Guide
and he said, “Keep up the great
work! These pamphlets really work
-- it changed me.” Another young
man approached me to say how effective
the brochure was. He said that he
felt like he could really do something
positive with the information and
work towards reducing his consumption
of animal products. He told me that
he thought it was great that the
Even If You Like Meat didn't
make him feel like the devil for
being a meat-eater, but instead
made him feel welcomed to the information
and the idea of reducing consumption
to prevent cruelty.
-Brian Grupe, 11/3/08
Georgia State University
was swarming with vegetarians and
vegans interested in our booklets.
Shortly after we began leafleting,
one guy came up to say that he loves
Vegan Outreach, that we are his
favorite organization. He said,
"You don't scream at people.
You just get out and quietly and
respectfully do your thing."
-Jon Camp, 11/3/08
interesting how sometimes
the people you least expect to be
interested are the ones to approach
the table. A chef who works in the
student union came over, picked
up some info and said, "Oh
this is so sad, people need to know
this stuff." He left with a
Guide and other materials.
-Barbara Bear, 11/8/08
I met several vegetarians
and a few vegans at Irvine Valley
College, including two professors.
A young woman said, "Thank
you for doing this. I'm going to
try and start cutting back."
A student on his bike zipped by
and grabbed a leaflet; I saw him
reading it as he rode by a few minutes
later. Another fellow said, "This
is unbelievable. I had no idea."
And yet another, "That was
one of the most disgusting things
I have ever seen." "Yes,"
I agreed, "It certainly is."
Thanks for the booklets,
which I'll start distributing. Why
Vegan planted the seed in me
seven years ago -- so I'm living
proof that it is effective.
I hadn't been to LaSalle
University in two
years or so, but I definitely noticed
more people telling me they were
vegan or vegetarian than in previous
visits -- a good sign of the times!
-Nick Cooney, 11/5/08
At Consumnes River
College, many students
came up and had lots of good questions.
I gave an older lady a Even
If. After she opened it, she
told me she was going to do her
best to give up meat. I also sparked
debates between several students
who were able to convince other
students around to take part in
the debate and take lit from me.
-Eric Paul, 11/4/08
one point at the University of Denver,
a student driving by spotted my
Vegan Outreach t-shirt and pulled
off to the side of the road:"Sir,
sir! I was just thinking about this
issue! Can I have a pamphlet?"
-Rob Gilbride, 11/3/08
Wearing her Vegan
Outreach shirt, Syba accepts
a hug from a Montana State University
student recently leafleted by Rob.
At the University of
South Dakota, one
woman passing by again said, "I
read that and I cried." Another
said she went vegetarian when she
got the Even If four years
-Fred Tyler, 11/7/08
Schools from all over
the Houston region
sent large numbers of students to
the Turkish festival as a field
trip. I have never before received
so many requests for Guides
in one day. Lots and lots of kids
insisted that they needed one.
At Camosun College,
a surprising number of students
wanted to engage in conversation,
with questions about what I eat,
relative expense, etc. I do enjoy
this, as our discussion gives them
a meaningful interaction that I
expect will lead to much more thinking
-John Bowers, 10/28/08
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