|Enewsletter • May 15, 2013|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Adopt a College activists have been having an absolutely amazing semester, having already reached 883,163 students as of May 14 – with many more reports still to enter!
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? If so:
Your contribution will be doubled, dollar for dollar!
Or support any of the amazing Team members. Today, we’d like to highlight the Team Vegan pages of some of our key personnel:
Jon Camp; Lisa Drapkin, New York City Coordinator; Steve Erlsten, Southern California Coordinator; Brian Grupe, Northern California Coordinator; Karen James; John Oberg; Dawn Ratcliffe, Southeast Coordinator; Vic Sjodin; Lana Smithson.
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Notes from Our Members
Click on any Team Vegan member to donate!
like to leaflet Western Oregon University.
Standout conversations! One was with a young
woman who is trying to go vegan. She was into
it, enthusiastic, and really wanted information.
Also talked with a guy who eats meat but is
interested in and concerned with how the animals
are treated. It was a good conversation aimed
at getting him to take the first step.
I’d be disappointed with reaching
only ~800 students at the College of Charleston,
but this college has been leafleted hard every
semester. Amazing stuff is happening here –
I noticed a big difference in the number of
vegans and vegetarians since I leafleted here
five years ago. In fact, the people who told
me they were vegan outnumbered those who reported
being vegetarian. Too many good comments to
count. Heard from a student who was thrilled
they are opening up an all-vegetarian cafeteria
Northwestern for my day off, and
Mark Turner [above] met me there. So much snow that
my mascara ran as it melted – I looked like
Alice Cooper! We heard from TONS of vegetarians
and vegans. One student told me she had received
the booklet in the past and had gone vegetarian
as a result!
at the University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign – my feet were the only thing
dry by the end of the day. Did hear from three
vegans and six vegetarians!
take rate at CUNY Medgar Evers.
Met four vegetarians, including one who took
booklets to distribute to classmates not yet
Three-school day for Rachel and me – Houston Community College, Rice University, and Texas Southern University. Met one student [far right] who had gone vegan from getting a VO booklet in the past; now, her friend [right] wants to reduce his meat consumption. Had a long, productive conversation with a history professor who at first said he didn’t care about animals. By the end, he agreed to read through the booklet. Another woman thanked us for the information, said she now wanted to quit eating meat.
of outreach at the University of Houston, where
Rachel and I reached nearly 4,000 students!
Great conversations. Spoke to two fraternity
members who were disturbed by the treatment
of animals; [Patrick, left, center] is going veg today, the other
[far left] will reduce consumption and wants to learn more
about veg eating. Also met John, a bio student
who want to go veg now. Rachel met a girl who
now wants to go vegan; she got a Guide.
Another student asked for a stack to show friends
and family. Also, a poli-sci student [below] read the booklet
and now wants to go veg. Met many veg folk,
which is encouraging. As usual, the booklets
were a conversation starter for many folks walking
by. Saw a multitude of others reading. I get
excited thinking about all the students we reached
and the lives we saved today.
first student at the University of Connecticut
said he got a booklet from me the day before at Eastern
Connecticut State! Delaney, Amy, and I reached
over 1,700 other students. An interesting and
productive conversation with a woman who had
gone vegan in the past but got sick. She said
she really liked talking with me because I was
very approachable and nonjudgemental. Another
student told me he received a booklet from me
last semester and went vegan!
a few vegetarians at Southern
Oregon University. One student is interested
in getting involved; got an AML.
University of Oregon was great, despite the
rain! Yet another vegan wants to get involved,
also got an AML.
Chabot College, Jessica met a
lot of vegetarians. She also leafleted a young
woman who said she wanted to go veg – perfect
record day at the University of Iowa
with my wonder of a volunteer, Patti. A long,
fun day chasing [Team Vegan members] Darina
and Jon’s record at this very receptive
school. We each met tons of vegetarians, vegans,
and I even met a dude named Carl who wants to
get involved. Another student informed Patti
that she didn’t need a booklet because slaughterhouses
prompted her to go vegetarian two days ago!
I handed a booklet to one guy, Malcolm, who
walked a few yards then came back my way and
said, “Man, I don’t need this because I’m
vegan.” Turns out he’s been vegan for a
month because of the cruelty done to animals!
It’s definitely encouraging for new veg people
to see us out there, promoting a message that
they’ve just recently begun to embrace themselves.
Salisbury University, a young
woman came up and gave me a big hug for being
there. And at the University of Maryland Eastern
Shore, a young woman told me I had pretty eyes.
I like this job!