|Enewsletter • September 1, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Ready, Set, GO! Adopt a College Storms into the New Semester!!
Even before the start of September – and before many schools have even opened! – AAC activists have been out in full force!
Having looked near and far for the schools already in session, these dedicated and hard-working individuals – led by the amazing Nikki Benoit (right) – have already been to 79 different schools and handed booklets directly to 62,506 students this term.
Almost 35,000 students have been reached in just the last week – that works out to nearly 7,000 per school day!
Note: During fundraising drives (such as Team Vegan), we make the point that your donations lead to more people receiving booklets. Please keep this in mind when you read updates like these (and feedback such as the below) – these efforts simply wouldn’t occur without you!
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Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
parade of ships, I heard from
several vegetarians, and one person said, “Thanks
for doing this.” A flesh-atarian wanted
to debate everything. He’s the type who would
want to drag us to the deep end of the excuse
pool. But I wasn’t having it. I politely repeated
that the bottom line of concern is suffering
and, if he were suffering, he’d want someone
to help him. He finally went away reading a
At the Kings of Leon concert, Kristine
(Kil), Srikanth (Karighattam), Stewart (Solomon),
and I heard from many vegetarians and got plenty of thanks. One
girl heard me say, “Oppose animal cruelty?”
and immediately dropped all the other fliers
she was holding to take mine. One girl received
a leaflet from Srikanth, walked away, and then
ran back to him saying, “Yes, thank you
so much for this!” One person passed all
the many leafleters quickly (as if running
through flames); later, she picked up an Even
If You Like Meat off the floor, then ran
back and thanked Stewart.
very receptive and interested crowd at
the Justin Bieber concert, and many
people thanked us (Shani Campbell & Jeni
Detroit Social Forum went really
well! A few friends and I ended up passing out
all the Compassionate Choices and Even
If You Like Meat booklets (along with some
in four days. Vegan Outreach changed my life many years ago; I can’t
imagine what I’d be like if I hadn’t read Why Vegan?
Mikael, Blythe, and I reached
nearly 500 people with Christian Vegetarian
Association booklets at the Ignite Chicago 2010
Christian Rock tour. One woman said she had
been thinking about this issue, and another
woman was thrilled to see us with this message
– she and her daughter are trying to be
vegan. We’ll be back next year!
weekend at TAFA, I decided that
I’ve been hearing from enough people who have
gone veg as a result of our work that I’m going
to start taking pics of them. Tae and Jeff (above)
went veg after Tae got an Even If You Like
Meat at Rutgers in ’06. Judy (right)
was leafleted by Kath Rogers over two years
back. Judy went veg, got active in outreach,
played a big role in getting the CA Democratic
Party to endorse Prop 2, and was a big signature
gatherer for that winning ballot initiative.