|Enewsletter • June 27, 2012|
There are a thousand
hacking at the branches of evil
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Two Simple Reasons to Support Team Vegan
Following the success of Team Vegan 2011, Vegan Outreach leafleters reached a then-record 881,191 students at 918 schools during fall 2011 – 27% more students reached than ever before!
That record didn’t last long!
Because of the incredible generosity of our members during 2011’s end-of-year fundraiser, Vegan Outreach has been able to print and distribute a record number of booklets during the first six months of 2012. For the spring term, Adopt a College activists set an amazing distribution record, reaching 895,290 students at 1,014 schools!
That’s right: 895,290 students at 1,014 schools!
These records, and the countless lives changed, are the direct consequence of contributions to Vegan Outreach’s work.
If you gave to VO’s end-of-year fundraiser, these are your records.
If you want to inspire even more people to go vegetarian this fall, there are just a few days left to take advantage of Team Vegan’s double-doubling challenge!
Please click over to the Team and help us put more matching money to work for the animals. The matching pool has been extended to $115,000!
It’s easy – with just a few clicks, you can give a contribution to the entire team, or any of the amazing team members, and have your money doubled immediately. That total amount will then be doubled again, automatically, on July 1!
With your secure, tax-deductible contribution today, you can create four times the amount of change in the world!
Thanks so much!
Notes from Our Members
the University of Hartford, I
met numerous vegetarians and a dozen vegans!
Wonderful reception and conversations. Several
teachers stopped to say that they were discussing
in class, and were happy that I was there. A
few adults said they were giving the information
to their son or niece, or younger family member!
of interested folks and high acceptance
rate at Hillsborough Community College, with
several people on their way to going veg! Security
was super nice and one guard said that what
I was doing was beautiful and wanted info on
vegetarian eating, as did another guard! Too
many other positive experiences to report, but
I did leaflet and Guide a woman who
had received a booklet at Scottsdale Community
College this past fall. After a discussion,
it turns out the booklet was from John
Oberg – way to go, John!
freezing at Cleveland State, but
I was rescued by Sarah, who was tabling! Leafleting
at the table, I reached over 600 students. The
table next to us was recruiting for the Marines,
and the young Marine staffing the table is a
first day of our tour took us
to Richard Stockton College, where we had some
very meaningful conversations, including with
two young women who are now interested in going
vegan. Also exchanged contact info with a young
woman who is interested in getting active.
quite a few people reading through
the booklets at Georgia State. One woman looked
at me with a sad face like she was going to
cry and scampered off before I could say anything.
Another looked at the cover and exclaimed, “Oh
yeah, I love animals. This is great!” A
few more initially refused and then when they
heard it was about helping animals, changed
their mind and took one.
week continued today at Texas
State, where Victoria and I recruited Chad on
the spot; together, we reached over 2,600 students!
Met a lot of very intelligent, progressive and
well-informed students who were concerned about
animals. My favorite highlight was one girl
who said she already got a booklet and asked
why we were out here, to make people depressed?
I walked back to her and said hello and we started
talking; 15 minutes later, said she had been
veg for 3 weeks but gave it up. Now, she’ll
give it another go.
Team Vegan member Lisa
and I had an overwhelmingly successful day at
York College! Loads of vegetarians, to whom
we gave Guides. Counting our high schools
later in the day, we reached over 1,600 students!
long conversations at Denver’s
Auraria campus. Three people told me they plan
to go vegan, and others told me they plan to
go vegetarian. Given how many interested people
stopped to talk (over 50), I am confident many
others will be adjusting their diets as well.
and I have met a lot of vegetarians and vegans
on our tour, as well as having interesting conversations.
For example, today at the University of Wisconsin,
River Falls, I talked to a dairy farmer who
had a lot of thoughtful questions. She said
she would probably never go vegan, but might
cut back on her consumption of factory farmed
an amazing trip back East, UC
Riverside raised the bar today for all the University
of California campuses. Steve and I reached
2,287 students on this day of superb outreach.
Met many vegetarians and people moved by the
booklet, including Kayla who was blown away.
She teared up and chin-quivered while referencing
the baby piglet picture (gas bin). She’s done
start to the week at Cosumnes
River College, where the students just seem
to “get it” so much more than they
did four years ago. I talked with no fewer than
five people who had seriously been thinking
about changing their diet. One woman commented
it was absolutely perfect I happened to be there
that day. I also met a nice vegetarian gal (working
towards vegan) who said she has converted four
of her friends so far. Impressive!
I gave a talk at Yes House, a
residential treatment center for drug and alcohol
addiction. The kids are between 14 and 18 years
old. At the end of class I asked how many would
eat fewer animals, and 8 of the 25 raised