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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  February 10, 2010
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Notes from Vegan Outreach

Valentine Matching Challenge

Double Your Valentine Gift for the Animals!!

Two incredibly generous donors, Keyur and Shilpa, have created a VO Valentine’s Day matching challenge, and will double any donation, dollar for dollar, up to $6,000!

Give in honor of your favorite (human or nonhuman) sweetie pie! We can even send your snickerdoodle an email acknowledging your gift. And if you are going to the Vegan Valentine’s Day Dance on February 12, you can give to the matching drive there.

Or you can give on behalf of your favorite leafleter, all of whom have helped Adopt a College reach over four million students!

So please take advantage between now and midnight of February 14, and donate money in honor of your (vegan) honey! Your online contribution here is secure and fully tax deductible, and will help spread love for all! Thank you!

 

Product of the Week

Julie: “Chia is the new flax but supposedly even better. See this article for more; you can order here.”

Send your product of the week to info (at) veganoutreach (dot) org; previous entries here.

 

Notes from All Over

Lightning Round

 

Notes from Our Members

Chris Murguia
Chris Murguia reaches out for the animals at James Madison University.

I talked to two Youngstown State English classes looking for topics for a paper. My talk was not what they expected. Many said the argument – reducing animal suffering – had no holes or flaws in it, essentially leaving them with no questions about why one should not eat animals. I kept on track the whole time using the “indisputable bottom line” argument for changing their diet. Essentially, my whole talk incorporated VO literature (Even If You Like Meat), which was very well received by the 50 students. When I polled them before class, 2/3 said they had had a “bad vegetarian experience” – i.e. conflict with a difficult vegetarian. I feel safe to say that the talks were good vegetarian experiences for the students. Many of the students decided to write about the issue and are rethinking the way that they eat.
—Dan Kuzma, 2/7/10

Even though it was 9 degrees, I was excited to be back in the field at the University of Illinois – Chicago. Another person leafleting told me he was vegetarian, so I gave him a Guide. Another told me she recently went veg. I asked if she wanted some recipes and she said, “Yes, I am SO hungry!” At one point I realized a young man was standing waiting to talk to me. He said, “I think it is really beautiful what you are doing, being out here helping animals especially in this cold.” It was sweet and he took a Guide.
—Leslie Patterson, 1/29/10

Wayne State student
A student at Wayne State learns the truth after receiving a booklet from Leah; below, she braves the elements to reach more Michigan students.

It was 1 degree today in Detroit, so I had to go into the library periodically to thaw out. I gave a brochure to a guy in there sitting next to me. He said he used to be vegetarian for health reasons. Then he opened the brochure and started saying, “Wow…wow!” He then said he’s going to try it again. I didn’t have any Guides with me, but I told him how to get one.
—Leah Wagner (below), 1/29/10

I just received a brochure on my campus. Thanks for the knowledge – you are changing my thoughts about the animals which we eat. Please send me recipes!
—RK, 2/6/10

An outstanding day at the University of Virginia. One guy told me that my polite and non-pushy approach was unusual and admirable, and this led to a productive conversation. One young woman mentioned that receiving the Even If You Like Meat from me last year led to her going vegan. I also came across a guy I met the last time I was there who is still veg as a result of an Even If, and another young woman let me know that she is going veg for the next month.
—Jon Camp, 1/28/10

Leah Wagner

I just want to say how happy and fortunate I feel to have leafleted across Florida with Vic Sjodin and Phil Letten. I had many great encounters, including several students who came up to me and said, “Is that the info about animals – I would like one.” A woman pointed to the words on the cover of the Even If You Like Meat and said she could probably cut her meat consumption in half but didn’t think she could completely stop eating meat. I thanked her for considering the positive step and gave her encouragement and a Guide. A student called the pamphlet “effective.”
—Lana Smithson, 1/27/10

Phil and I had a very effective day at Valencia College, Seminole College – Oviedo, Seminole College – Sanford, and the University of Central Florida. We met what felt like a zillion vegetarians and had an extraordinary amount of conversations as these schools are conducive to that. One girl said she only ate chicken, and Phil broke it down for her that they are by far the most abused animal, etc., and she pledged never to eat chicken again. Several thanked us for the info, others wanted more for friends – I can’t remember all of the other interesting interactions!
—Vic Sjodin, 1/27/10

 

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All donations are tax-deductible.

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