|Enewsletter • May 16, 2012|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Last year at this time, we were amazed at the new spring-term record for Adopt a College – over 600,000 students reached.
This spring, we’ve soared past that record!
Together, we’ve already reached 843,535 students at a record 941 schools!
What an amazing leap forward for the animals!
We’ve been able to reach these individuals because of the donors who stepped up and contributed to the end-of-year matching campaign.
Even as activists are still reaching new people every day, we’re looking ahead to the fall semester. The number of new students we reach depends on how many booklets we can print and ship.
And that depends on you!
Do you want more people to learn the truth and to start taking action for the animals?
Do you want to create more and more vegetarians standing up for what’s right and providing the animals a voice?
Please donate to Team Vegan 2012!
Your contribution will be doubled, dollar for dollar!
Nikki Benoit, Southern California Coordinator; Jeff Boghosian, Southeast Coordinator; Brian Grupe, Northern California Coordinator; Rick Hershey; Vic Sjodin; Lana Smithson; Katie Pryor, New York City Coordinator; Fred Tyler; Caleb Wheeldon, Northwest Coordinator.
So what are you waiting for?
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Notes from Our Members
Great day at Cal
where Alexandra and I reached 2,100 students.
Right away in the morning, I met a young woman
who wanted to change her diet. During my final
walking leafleting through campus, I see a guy
zipping up his backpack, telling a girl “Ya
know, I’m in a place in my life right now where
I just want to learn…” So nosy Nikki
walks over to hand him a booklet (cuz I was
sent by the Learning Fairies) and the girl yells,
“THAT’S WHAT I JUST GAVE HIM! Can I get
another one now?” So I gave her another
and a Guide. Crazy!
(in a rural part of PA) was very positive. One
young woman said to her friends, “I’m vegetarian.
I love him!”
One ag student at
the University of Idaho had a talking point
prepared, so I was glad to have read Jon’s post
from Edinboro University. One guy reacted very
rudely and loudly, but I got the last laugh:
people noticed him acting this way and asked
me for the information I had. H8ers make us
Cold but amazing day with Lisa
at CUNY Queens College. We met the Director
of Student Life and he is vegan! We
also met one girl who made a donation on the
Reached over 900 students
at Sacramento State. I probably met three dozen
vegetarians / vegans. This concludes a big week,
where I reached 5,374 students, which might
be one of the biggest weeks I’ve had since
working for VO.
Had 2 bicycle handoffs,
1 skateboard handoff, and 1 golf cart at Central
Connecticut State, where I reached 852 more
students. A student stopped to tell me that
she did a report on factory farming, utilizing
the VO literature I gave her last semester,
and she got an A+! She thanked me for being
there, and said she was glad that her class
learned about it, too!
Quick session at
Harold Washington College, where one of the
vegetarians I met let me know that it was getting
a booklet from us 4 years ago that moved him
to stop eating meat.
Good outreach at
Richard J. Daley College and the University
of Chicago. One woman took the booklet as a
sign to change; she was happy to get a Guide.
Good day of outreach
at Louisiana State University. I spoke with
one student who used to be vegetarian for 4
years in high school but started eating meat
because of weightlifting. I pointed him to
Cheeke pic in the back of the brochure and
Vegan Bodybuilding. Also met a couple of other
vegetarians who were happy to see a like-minded
soul. One of them was considering starting a
group on campus.
Amazing amount of interest
at Kean University. A number of students were
right at the tipping point and are now on their
way to veg. Also met a freshman who was vegetarian
for a couple of months but let her family scare
her into thinking that she would lose weight
and become unhealthy. I empowered her with enough
information to be able to call them on their
bullsh*t. Handed out a total of 22 Guides!
From a recent batch of requests for the Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating:
I received a booklet
at my community college on Tuesday, and I have
decided that I want to help reduce animals’ suffering
by going vegan.
I just saw the booklet at
my college, so I want to try vegan. I don’t
like the abuse.
I got the booklet at
a bus stop. Life changing!
I received the Compassionate
Choices booklet in 2009 at
my college and became a vegetarian. Received
another booklet this year and decided to research
and pass the word around. Thank you!!
I was handed a booklet on
campus, and I have now been a vegetarian for
almost 3 months. I’m planning on making this
a lifelong decision!
I walked into class (where
I am actually writing a paper on the negative
effects of slaughterhouses) and the booklet
was on the table.
People were handing out
informational booklets on campus. I read it
and it really is so shocking!
I got a really helpful booklet
at a local music festival about a year ago.
Although I just recently went vegan, about 3
weeks ago, I had always saved the booklet. It
was definitely persuasive, and was a definite
contributing factor into my decision to go vegan.