|Enewsletter • June 13, 2012|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Team Vegan FTW!
This week, we’d like to highlight first-time members of Team Vegan:
Alexandra Ayala, Brett Bradley, Jennifer Burboa, Alexis Carrillo, Baby Emily, Have GoneVegan, Terry Hagio, Carolyn Harris, Sonja Kassal, Nicole Kemery, Leia Llewellyn, Amanda Malligo, Desiree Mehrez, Clarrissa Michaud, Chris Mollise, Marnina Patrick, Ariel Podgurski, Andrea Powell, Hannah Prester, Katherine Redden, Sandy Rees, Tara Rich, Maureen Scott, Erika Seshadri, Nathan Shawnee, Demian Smith, Peter Sullivan, Jessica Wood.
These amazing folks, and every other member of Team Vegan, are working hard to raise money to create more real and necessary grassroots change!!
You can support their work by making a tax-deductible contribution to any of the members listed above (or in the feedback section below, or via the Team Vegan general donations page).
And now through June 30, your donation will be matched – dollar for dollar!
Thanks so much!
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Notes from Our Members
At the University
of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Sen and
I reached over 1,000 students. One girl said
previously receiving the Even If You Like Meat
booklet made her roommate go vegetarian. When
I offered her a Guide,
she said, “Wow! She’d love this!” A
big guy on the wrestling team said, “I already
got one. I found it very eye-opening.”
College is private and very wealthy.
I met two people who recently turned vegan,
one of them is bringing their family of four
along too! And I met an ex-vegetarian who had
problems with protein, so I gave her a Guide
too. The faculty and staff were just as interested
as the students.
a vacation day to leaflet Kent State.
One woman told me one of her friends went veg
after getting a booklet in a previous semester.
Also met a guy who said he just eats chicken
and fish. We talked a bit about the treatment
of chickens since he said he was concerned about
suffering and karma.
Community College was a good place
for Susan to start! Nice conversations, and
people interested in more information. At Housatonic
Community College, one woman came back to say
she is vegan and wanted more booklets to give
to friends; she also got a Guide!
and I had a monster day at South
Texas College, where we reached over 2,000 students
and ran out of Guides! One woman and two different
men explicitly stated they wanted to go veg
after reading the booklet; I’m sure many others
made the same choice today. I felt sheer joy
at the end of the day as the second to last
woman we leafleted ended up having lots of
questions and said she was going vegan. Just
a fabulous day of outreach and I thank all the
donors for making it possible.
and I had loads of people line
up for samples at Boulder’s arts and music show.
We reached 250 people with booklets. Everyone
we spoke to was very receptive to the vegan
message – great outreach and seed-planting!
of highlights at Salt Lake City
Community College, including a professor very
moved by the booklet. The winner was easily
Nicole, a student who went veg after getting
a VO booklet last fall. She was super sweet
and begged for some leaflets to hand out on
her own. She plans to start leafleting with
her friend on the campus, and I am so excited
to work with her and intro her to some local
and I had a great day at Duke.
One student said she was learning about this
in class. Also spoke to a student who went vegan because of a leaflet he received last year!
a new record at the University
of Arkansas, Fayetteville – 1,965. One of the
vegetarians I met said it was because of a booklet
he received two years ago – congrats to Vic
and Liev for handing out that booklet! At the
University of Central Arkansas, one student
returned after receiving the booklet to say
that he read it and now could not eat meat anymore;
I gave her a Guide too! At the University of
Missouri, Columbia, another student said she
went vegetarian after receiving a booklet six
fortunate to have such great help
from Emma and Casey today at UC Davis. So many
people say, “Oh, I’m already vegan / vegetarian”
at this school. Tons of ’em everywhere!!
UC Irvine, Suki, Trinity, and Malina
stopped with their leaflets saying they can’t
look at the pictures. Said they met a cute boy
handing vegan booklets out at Diablo Valley
College in northern California. I said, “Oh,
it must’ve been Brian.” They squealed,
“OMG, YOU KNOW HIM?” They were MORE
than happy to split a stack and leaflet the
campus with me!
Maria, Joe, John, and I reached over 3,000 students
at the University of Pittsburgh! We had one
young woman [right] say that the booklet broke her heart
and that she is going veg. Another woman told
us that she’s been veg since getting a booklet
when Vic, Mara, and Nina visited her school
in November. In addition to this, met lots of
vegetarians, vegans, and people interested in
the plight of farmed animals. A huge day. Vegan
Outreach for the win!