|Enewsletter • April 25, 2012|
Note from Vegan Outreach
Huge Opportunity! You and Team Vegan 2012!
AAC activists have already handed our well-researched, detailed, and compelling booklets to over 10.5 million young people, with over 7 million distributed on college campuses and at high schools. That’s a lot of students! Overall distribution recently passed 17.5 million!
But together, we can do more – much, much more! We can reach that tipping point where it’s just as easy to choose veg as to eat meat!
As you know, we’ve got the best team of activists and volunteers on the planet. If you give them booklets, they will enthusiastically deliver – in every state and in all kinds of weather.
This is where you come in!
You can be a part of this world-changing activism by joining Team Vegan 2012!
Registration for Team Vegan 2012 is now open – check it out here: TeamVegan.biz
What is Team Vegan?
Team Vegan is a fundraiser for Vegan Outreach. If you’d like to help raise money to support the Adopt a College program, you can join the team. Every dollar you raise will help our activists and volunteers reach more students with Vegan Outreach booklets.
Team Vegan 2012 will begin on May 1 and run through the end of June. You’ll see at TeamVegan.biz/team that some of your favorite activists are already on the team!
How can I join the team?
Register now at TeamVegan.biz! Post your “page” to your social network on May 1, 2012 and ask for donations to support Vegan Outreach. (See, for example, this team page: TeamVegan.biz/team/Green-Ball)
Do I need to run?
Nope. You can set another goal – like leafleting or cycling or having a bake sale and donating the proceeds to VO. You don’t actually have to have any goal or do any activity, besides raising funds for Vegan Outreach.
Why should I do this?
Several generous donors have pledged to match money raised from May 1 to June 30, 2012 up to $85,000! That means we can potentially raise $170,000 for this powerful advocacy!
The money you raise goes to Vegan Outreach to print booklets for the Adopt a College program, not to any one team member, nor to another group or cause.
Simply put: being a part of Team Vegan will create more vegetarians!
The running, leafleting, baking, etc. is part of the fun. And there are prizes for fundraising! (See the Team Vegan site for more info.)
We hope you’ll join us for Team Vegan 2012!
We’d be thrilled if you could join with your fellow dedicated members and help make Adopt a College 2012–13 the best year yet!
Notes from Our Members
Two days in February:
Lori, Mike, and I reached over 650
at San Jose’s Women of Faith Conference, with
a mix of CVA and VO booklets. Today was drastically
different than when I leafleted this event several
years ago. The acceptance rate was fantastic
and we saw many hanging around the front reading
the brochures. Many women thanked us for being
there, I overheard quite a few comments like,
“Oh yes, this is important,” or
“We were talking about this the other
the cold, I smashed records at
Cal State, Channel Islands, and Oxnard College.
Good interactions; e.g., an older gentleman
came by with his Compassionate Choices, saying
he and his partner were now thinking of going
veg, saying they can’t fathom eating meat knowing
what is done to the animals.
and I met a whole lot of vegetarians at [Western Oregon University],
and a lot of people who thanked us for being
there or said that they agreed with us. A woman
told me that she and her husband have stopped
eating factory-farmed animals because of a booklet
they received from us in the past, and were
exploring vegetarian meats. I got her email
and have followed up with her.
in the face of ag students at
Michigan State, I changed my line to “Help
stop slavery.” Had history veered just
a little some 200 years ago, my family and I
might be the ones being made to suffer for the
pleasure of others, and perhaps these students would have
been pursuing a degree in improving the efficiency
of the human slavery industry. Was able to reach
nearly 900 students; one declared while
walking past me looking at the booklet with
her friend that she would never eat meat again.
day of presentations and booklet
distribution at Sparrows Point High. One of
the teachers said he and his wife have
been eating vegetarian since previously seeing
my presentation. Also got news today that a
student who saw the presentation yesterday went
veg; today, many vowed to try it.
Peter, and I had great reception
at Alabama A&M. One student told me the
booklet might be just what he needs.
and I reached over 1,350 students
at New Mexico State. One man said he read the
whole thing, said it’s terrible; got a Guide.
Another said he was excited to go veg, got a
Guide and encouragement. We also met
a supreme court justice for the state of Minnesota
who was visiting campus; he took our picture
with leaflets and took a Guide for
his favorite clerk.
and I reached over 1,700 students
at College of William & Mary and Christopher
Newport U. Tons of amazing stories. One guy
said that receiving the booklet today was the
kick in the butt needed to finally go veg. A
young woman also said she was going veg because
of the booklet! Two guys stopped by to tell
John how they never knew much about factory
farming before reading the booklet and they
were really moved.