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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  June 13, 2012

Notes from Vegan Outreach

  Andrea Powell
  Team Vegan member Andrea Powell hands out Even If You Like Meat on the campus of Mercer County Community College.

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!

So please, take just a minute and click over to, support a team member, or the general fund, and help take the animals’ message to more people!

Thanks so much!

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Notes from Our Members

Team Vegan member Linda Bower sends along this photo of two happy Why Vegan? recipients at a festival in Pinecrest, FL.

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.”
     One girl turned down a leaflet and said, “I got one of those last semester. It changed my life. I’m a vegetarian now.” She was excited to get a Guide.
—Team Vegan member Fred Tyler, 3/22/12

Rollins 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.
     At Full Sail University, one student who received one said he has an assignment to do a documentary, so after getting the literature, he wants to do it on factory farming. We gave him our contact info.
—Team Vegan member Jeff Boghosian, 3/26/12

Took 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.
—Team Vegan member Leslie Patterson, 4/9/12

Norwalk 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!
—Team Vegan member Karen James, 3/30/12

UAlbany student
Team Vegan’s John Oberg catches a UAlbany student engrossed in learning the truth.

Victoria 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.
—Team Vegan member Vic Sjodin, 3/27/12

Lynn 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!
—Team Vegan member Lisa Shapiro, 4/8/12

Loads 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 veg awesomeness!
—Team Vegan member Caleb Wheeldon, 3/27/12

Gloria 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!
—Team Vegan member Rob Gilbride, 4/4/12

Set 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 years ago.
—Team Vegan member Rick Hershey, 4/2/12


So 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!!
—Team Vegan member Brian Grupe, 4/4/12

At 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!
—Team Vegan member Nikki Benoit, 4/4/12

Nina, 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!
—Team Vegan member Jon Camp, 4/2/12


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