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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  September 7, 2011

Notes from Vegan Outreach

AAC Activists Storm into New Term!

Julia
Brian met Julia last week at San José State; she’s been vegan for a year, ever since getting the Even If You Like Meat booklet.

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

Field Roast

 

Product of the Week

Paul: “Field Roast smoked apple sage sausages are currently my favorite veg meat.”

Please submit your nominees for product of the week via this page; previous entries here.

 

Rob Gilbride
Rob Gilbride makes the animals’ case at Duke University.

Notes from Our Members

96 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.
—Leslie Patterson, 8/31/11

It 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.
—Jon Camp, 8/31/11

Today 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.
—Katie Pryor, 9/2/11

Dalila Cunha
You don’t have to be able to hear to be moved to compassion, as Dalila Cunha shows at the College of Marin.

We’re 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 vegetarians.
—Eitan Fischer, Yale Animal Welfare Alliance, 9/4/11

Aleta 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!
—Karen James, 8/31/11

A 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.
—Brian Grupe, 9/1/11

PCC student
Nikki came across this Pasadena City College student who’s greatly altered his diet after receiving a booklet last term.

Yesterday 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!
—Nikki Benoit, 8/31/11

Truman 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.
—Kenny Torrella, 9/1/11

 

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