|Enewsletter • September 7, 2011|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
AAC Activists Storm into New Term!
Last fall, hundreds of activists handed Vegan Outreach booklets directly to 658,639 students (just a few hundred short of an all-time record) at a record 843 different schools!
In the spring, activists had an even more amazing term, smashing the record by reaching 690,074 students!
Thanks, as always, to everyone who contributed to Vegan Outreach’s 2010 end-of-year fundraiser, which enabled us to print and ship all those booklets. Without your contributions, our incredible leafleters wouldn’t have been able to reach so many new people!
And in the current term – as of only Labor Day! – activists have already reached over 125,000 students at over 100 different schools.
Yes, that’s right: over 125,000 by Labor Day!
Nikki, our resident crazy-armed (or is she somehow quadruple-armed?) Southern California coordinator is over 30,000 already (!!!), putting her over 300,000 lifetime!
We say this a lot, but it’s absolutely true: this is only accomplished because of all of our work together. Every leafleter and donor – especially Team Vegan 2011 – has helped the current term get off to such an amazing start!
Every one of us should be absolutely thrilled with these amazing numbers – congrats to all!
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Product of the Week
Paul: “Field Roast smoked apple sage sausages are currently my favorite veg meat.”
Notes from Our Members
degrees at Purdue University,
where I used my day off to reach 1,500+ new
people. At one point, a group of athletic guys
stopped. One told me it was getting one of our
leaflets that caused his sister to go vegan,
then their whole family to go vegan, including
him, though he said he has been slipping now
that he is at college. He said, “I just
want to let you know you are making a difference.”
I asked him if he wanted a Guide about
how to stay healthy without animal products
and he said yes. Then, surprisingly, the other
boys he was with said they wanted them too.
was good to be in the old stomping
grounds of Thomas Jefferson with new volunteer
Jesse Grimes; together, we reached over 2,000
UVA Cavaliers. Had positive conversations with
individuals who were moved as a result of receiving
a booklet today or in the past. I also chatted
with a professor who teaches animal ethics.
was incredibly productive at Borough
of Manhattan Community College, where I reached
over 950 students. One vegetarian and one very
interested person stopped by, and another commented
in passing that he had just gone vegetarian.
back to school, and back in action.
Today was the undergraduate organizations bazaar,
where we gave out 125 VO booklets together with
leaflets for our first meeting. Got lots of
sign-ups, including three vegans and numerous
and I had a great day at Western
Connecticut State University, where we reached
nearly 800 students. Loads of people interested
in the materials, including different people
who wanted to get active. A local radio DJ approached
me and wants to interview me on their talk show!
spectacular day of outreach at
the College of Marin, where Carol, Dalila, and
I set a new record for the school – 865 new
people reached. Tons of awesome conversations,
and we met dozens of vegetarians/vegans. I had
a nice chat with a police officer who grew up
on a farm in the South and is disgusted by how
we farm today. He accepted a Guide.
I leafleted another police officer who I saw
twice more, still holding on to his leaflet.
Was thanked for leafleting by a ton of people.
at the University of Southern California,
we reached over 2,500 students. Yvonne heard
from a woman who’s been holding on to her leaflet
for (get this…you ready? Wait for it……)
FIVE years. And FINALLY decided to read it YESTERDAY.
Bought some of that “seitan stuff”
and really liked it. Yvonne Guided
her. Talk about a long germination cycle!
College was great leafleting! Lucy and Anandini were there most of the day,
and I joined in for one hour. Met some people
who have gone veg because of receiving the booklet
in the past; they also met someone who got a
booklet, went to class, read it in class, and
then came back to tell them they’re going veg
now because of it.