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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  August 9, 2006

 

This issue sponsored by VeggieRomance.com


The leading dating site for vegans & vegetarians, with 1000s of profiles, a lively forum, blogs and more. 10% of profits are donated to animal rights organization Viva!

 

Notes from Vegan Outreach

$20,000 Matching Grant Met!

Thanks to your very generous support, we have met the $20,000 matching donation challenge. With the new school year rapidly approaching and Adopt a College activists already at work, this money will be a great benefit to our efforts for the animals. Again, thank you so much for your generosity!

At right, a girl reads a booklet on the National Mall in Washington, DC, after being leafleted by Aashish Bhimani; photo by Jon Camp.

 

Please Plan Ahead

A note to everyone who is planning on leafleting this fall, or has events (such as World Farm Animals Day) coming up, please plan ahead and allow 2-3 weeks lead time in getting you your booklets. You can order on-line here.

 

New Hires / Housing Plea

We are pleased to announce that we will have two dedicated activists joining the VO workforce this upcoming college season! Victor Tsou will be leafleting colleges on the west coast, while Jenna Calabrese will focus her efforts on the northeast.

Victor will be starting his touring shortly and will need housing in the following regions: Santa Cruz/Monterey, CA (late August), Fresno, CA (late August), Pullman, WA (late September), Portland, OR (early October), Chico, CA (mid October), Flagstaff, AZ (late October), Albuquerque, NM (early November), Las Cruces, NM (early November), and San Diego, CA (mid November).

If you would be willing to house this dedicated young man, please email victor (at) veganoutreach.org. Thanks!

 

Product of the Week

Alex V: "Vegan whip cream! I was at Wild Oats the other day and someone told me that they got soy whip cream! Yummy!"

Send your nominees for Product of the Week to product (at) veganoutreach.org; previous products can be found here.

 

Notes from Our Members

When I read "A Meaningful Life,"I was very impressed, and thus am sending this donation. I am so grateful there is such a wonderful organization like Vegan Outreach. I wish I could send you more.
-LB, San Diego, CA 8/1/06

I received your "Try Vegetarian!" booklet at the Riverfront 4th of July fireworks from someone just passing them out. After reading the booklet, I decided to go vegetarian. I would like to pass these out at a music festival coming up. Thank you!
-DQ, Minneapolis, MN 8/1/06

Reading your website has inspired me. I've been vegan for 3 years, but feeling like it wasn't making one bit of difference. You have convinced me that rather than kicking myself for little mistakes in my lifestyle, I can help animals so much more by persuading others to reduce their eating of meat, eggs and dairy. I plan to start leafleting at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville when the fall semester starts.
-MF, Palmyra, VA, 8/1/06

Yesterday Matthew Rammelkamp and I teamed up and handed out approximately 2000 EIYLMs and 50 or so GCFEs at the Warped Tour NYC-area stop. The crowd was, for the most part, extremely receptive. I talked to a bunch of people who said they were "very interested" in trying vegetarianism (I gave them GCFE), and lots of people who were already veg. Matt ran into two guys who took a stack of leaflets from him and started handing them out, and they were totally into it. I also ran into a guy who saw the pamphlets and said he's seen "us" (meaning Vegan Outreach volunteers) at nearly every stop on the tour (he follows the tour promoting his band), and he thought we were an official part of the tour (like PETA2 is). I thought that reflected well on us--that we've got such good coverage!
-Lauren Porsch, 8/6/2006

At the San Francisco stop of the Warped Tour, Nick and I were joined by two excellent leafleters, Purvi Jani and Isaiah Sage. This was an excellent day of activism. Purvi reported that one guy came up to her and let her know that he went vegetarian because he received a leaflet at last year's Warped Tour! There were, as always, many vegetarians and vegans. The most interesting interaction I had was when two guys came up to me and started yelling at me because there were leaflets on the ground between the entrance and me, and that they liked meat and blah blah blah. I sweetly told them that periodically we walked around and picked up the littered leaflets (which really helped to discourage others from tossing them on the ground), and that we hoped that people didn't just throw them away, but rather take them and read them and then choose to lead more compassionate lives. After maybe a minute or so of rude guys yelling and me perkily responding, one guy stopped and said, "Wow. You're really nice. We've been total jerks, and you've just been nice to us. So, tell us what your message is and why you're here." We then went on to have a perfectly civilized conversation and they ended up taking a leaflet. Ah, sweetness is so often the best revenge.
-Suzanne Haws, 7/9/06

 

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All donations are tax-deductible.

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