|Enewsletter • May 9, 2012|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
The 800,000-Booklet Man!
Jon’s leafleting is beyond description: in all kinds of weather, all across the country, from coast to coast and north to south – 46 states, DC, as well as four Canadian provinces!
But surprisingly, that’s not the most important thing he does for the animals. Hundreds and hundreds of people have been inspired by Jon not only to change their diets and their lives, but also to take action for the animals with Vegan Outreach, leafleting and donating such that our efficient and effective work together can have as big an impact as possible as quickly as possible.
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As Jon regularly points out, this work can’t occur without your support. Every booklet he offers, every new vegetarian, every new activist – each one is because someone was thoughtful and dedicated enough to donate.
Congratulations to Jon, and thanks to everyone who makes it possible for him, and hundreds of others, to change the world, every day!
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leafleting at SUNY New Paltz brings
our four-week tour to its end. It was probably
the biggest month of college outreach I’ve
ever taken part in. Stats: 30 schools leafleted
(at 18 of these we set a new all-day record), 41,718 students leafleted,
and 3,210 miles driven.
2,600+ students at Cerritos College with Chad
today. Quite a few meaningful handoffs, and
probably reformed a few former vegetarians.
One young man’s been battling these animal-abuse
facts for a while but loves the taste of animal
parts. We talked about many things, and I emphasized
the fundamental disconnect between our wishes
and reality. E.g., the only humans these animals
interact with in their artificially fattened
and shortened lives are plotting for and anticipating
their death. He got it – his dinner’s gonna
day at Washington State! My favorite
time of the day was my short excursion to leaflet
outside a talk on mindful eating, which was
supposed to be about helping chronic dieters
think differently about food (as in, don’t
use food to deal with your emotions). The instructor
asked for copies of the Even If brochure
to share with future workshops.
the leader of Vegan and Vegetarians at OSU,
tabled at Oregon State’s nutrition event, while
I went to leaflet my favorite spot. We reached
a good many people!
and I had a long, windy day at
the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma
Christian University. Met far more vegetarians
and vegans than three years ago!
I had great interactions at Western
Connecticut State. I met Kylee, who turned vegetarian
9/22/07, after receiving a Vegan Outreach
booklet. She is now trying to go vegan! An R.A.
said she is hosting a vegan feed-in next week
on campus, and there is a group of about 15
that she works with. One student came back to
request 10 more booklets to hand out to her
friends! Another student told us she read the
entire booklet in her psych class. She said
she never knew about the horrendous conditions
and treatment of the animals in factory farms.
She stated that she could not put the booklet
down, and then requested 6 more to give to her
what a day of outreach at the
University of Southern Mississippi! The vast
majority of students were interested in the
literature, and a number of students were interested
in meat reduction. Even better: one woman pledged
on the spot to go vegetarian! Another student
had tried being vegetarian in high school, and
after talking to him he said he’d be trying
it again. A campus police officer even took
a leaflet and discussed it briefly. This was
one of my favorite schools to leaflet. Free
speech is alive and well in Mississippi!