Vegan Road Warriors 2015
Since June 19, five folks from Vegan Outreach and The Humane League have been traveling the country, following the Warped Tour, handing out thousands and thousands of booklets promoting vegan eating! Since the night we hit the road to present day (less than halfway through the tour), we have already reached over 114,000 individuals with a message of compassion.
|The Atlanta crew reached 10,150 concertgoers!
Of the thousands we have reached, here are a few who have let us know their lives have been changed:
Autumn [below, right] received a booklet from our crew at the Orlando date. It was completely rained out, but we kept leafleting. While leafleting the next stop in Jacksonville, my tourmate Jose Elias handed Autumn a booklet. She enthusiastically told him her family is vegan, and that she had received the booklets before in the past. She proudly let us know the booklet we handed her in Orlando had inspired her to finally go veg! It made leafleting in a near-hurricane totally worth it!
JD [above, center] received a booklet two years ago and read through the entire thing. Six months later, he has stopped eating animals entirely!
Rick [above, left] and his daughter received a Vegan Outreach booklet last year at Warped Tour and let us know that as a result, they both went vegetarian!
Hundreds of requests for our Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating have been pouring in as a result of the team’s relentless leafleting. If you’d like to be a part of this effective work and join us for a Warped Tour date in your city or be notified when Vegan Outreach is in your area, please email info@VeganOutreach.org.
—Kassy Ortega, Washington, DC Outreach Coordinator
Activist Profile: Lisa Rimmert
Continuing our series of activist profiles, this week we turn to Lisa Rimmert, VO’s Donor Relations Manager. Lisa works with dedicated animal advocates whose financial support sustains and expands Vegan Outreach’s work throughout the world. Lisa recently orchestrated our Team Vegan fundraiser – our most successful Team Vegan to date!
Even though you raise funds to make leafleting happen, you also get out to leaflet from time to time. How has that been, and do you have any advice for those hesitant about leafleting?
My first time leafleting was pretty intimidating. I went out with my VO colleagues who were already pros. It turned out to be really fun! People were receptive and polite, and I felt so productive doing it. I’ve learned that you get out of leafleting what you put in. If you are pleasant and confident (even if you’re totally faking it), people respond positively. It’s so important to get this info in front of people, and it’s at least equally important that people get to meet a vegan – a pleasant, confident vegan who believes enough in this cause to be out spreading compassion.
Full interview here.
Product of the Week
Lisa: “MATCH ready-to-cook Mediterranean-style stuffed vegan chicken is one of my favorite quick meals. They’re crispy on the outside and stuffed with delicious veggies. Made by a St. Louis-based company, these and their other great products are available online at Pangea – The Vegan Store.”
From the VO Blog
Annie’s New Vegan Mac n Cheese!
Cucumber Watermelon Lemonade
Cruelty-Free Deodorant Review
This is Daniel [below, left] from Oklahoma City, OK, who we met at yesterday’s Warped date. He’s been veg for over two months from reading a booklet and loving it!
—Jose Elias, 6/26/15
|Below, right are Raina Dye, Chris Guinn, Kassy Ortega, Jose Elias, Stephanie Frankle, Beau Broughton, and Radish at the Oklahoma City stop, where they reached 4,760 concertgoers!
Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to expose and end cruelty to animals through the widespread distribution of our booklets promoting plant-based eating and compassion for animals.
All donations are fully tax-deductible.