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Notes from Our Members
received your booklet at the Warped
Tour in Baltimore. It has changed my life for
the better – I am now vegan forever!
take rate at the Pitbull / Ke$ha
concert; lots of people were genuinely interested
in VO’s booklet. A worthwhile event that reached
a lot of underexposed suburban kids.
begins! Victoria, Ben, Jeremy,
Sacha, and I put in long hours, handing booklets
to 6,150 young people at the Warped Tour’s opening
day. The Seattle crowd was pretty excited to see Oli
Sykes on the cover of VO’s Warped Tour booklet.
Big crowd at Hip-Hop night – very receptive. One man told me he read the booklet last time and it made him not want to eat meat. One young woman came up to me a while after I handed her a booklet and said that reading it made her want to cry.
at Bunbury Music Festival! Lots of young people,
very receptive. I ran out of booklets before
the concert was over.
Sandi, Alex, and I heard from
many vegetarians and vegans while leafleting
the FUN concert. One guy came back and told
me he received a VO booklet five years ago and
he has been veg ever since!!
the Warped Tour leafleters left
my house, Angelica, Lizbeth, and I decided to
leaflet the First Friday crowd. Met a number
of very interested people, and met teens who
said, “Oh, I got this at Warped Tour. Can
I have one for my friend?”
Long Island University, Post,
two separate students came back to tell me my
timing was perfect, because they were each writing
a paper about eating meat. They each got a Guide.
Also had an extended conversation with a group
of five students; at the end, four of them wanted
and I met many vegetarians and
vegans at the University of Toronto, where we
each handed a booklet to 500 students, and gave
out 10 Guides. One student wants to
leaflet in the future.
Earth Day leafleting at Bergen
Community College – one girl said she would
go vegetarian and another guy promised to try
it for a week.
their last day of classes at James Madison University, 2,500
students were handed a VO booklet about factory
farm cruelty. The
response was amazing – many constructive conversations
about factory farms and quashing of myths associated
with vegetarian and vegan health. Many students
told us that they wanted to go vegetarian, and
a couple students [including Erica, right] said they went vegetarian
immediately after reading the booklet. It was
an inspirational way to end the semester!
and I were joined by Jenell, David,
and Anonymous at Georgia State, where we reached
nearly 3,000 students, and handed out nearly
100 Guides! Solid conversations, too.
No doubt many of these students will be making
My mom joined me to
table at Wake Forest’s Earth Day, next to the
ARAMARK table, where they were promoting vegetarian
and vegan dining options. We talked with vegetarians,
vegans, and those wanting to go down that road,
as well as many who vowed to slash their animal
take rate – about 70% – at the
University of Michigan. Was awesome to leaflet
with Kate [Brindle, below]; we had our leafleting strategy down
cold. Afterward, went to Jazzy Veggie, an all-vegan
restaurant near campus, and the server told
me, “It’s been a good day!” Hope our
work played a role in that.
leafleted in front of the VO table at
Montgomery College’s Earth Day. It was crazy
how many individuals mentioned being veg or
vegan, and how they ran the gamut in terms of
appearance, ethnic background, age. We’re becoming
more diverse and mainstream, and we’re gaining
and I had great interactions at
Bowling Green State. Amerea [left] wants to go vegan,
and her friend’s sister also wants to give it
a go. Amerea then asked for booklets to distribute,
and she will leaflet in the future! We met Laura [below, right]
– she was vegan for a bit but for whatever
reason went back to eating meat. She said after
reading VO’s booklet, there is no way she will
eat meat again. Rachel met Staci [below, left], who wants
to go vegan and educate her family, too. We
also met numerous veg folk, and others who want
to leaflet next time someone comes to campus.