|Enewsletter • August 27, 2008|
don't know me but
I really appreciate all the work
you do for the animals. Someone
like you changed my life three
years ago. They handed me a pamphlet
in Pittsburgh and I've been vegan
ever since. I wish I knew who
it was so I could thank them.
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Distro Distro Distro!
Last Thursday, overall distribution for 2008 passed 1.5 million booklets. Summer distribution has passed 350,000 booklets. Even before Labor Day, fall's Adopt a College is picking up; if you are interested in being the animals' voice and changing people's lives, please read about the Whys and Hows of AAC.
Learning the truth while sitting on the stars of Hollywood Blvd; photo by Stewart Solomon. Stewart recently passed out his 225,000th booklet.
Many thanks to those of you who offered to house VO leafleters during their upcoming tours! Brian Grupe, Vic Sjodin, and Jon Camp still need housing in or near Plattsburgh, NY; Morgantown and Huntington, WV; Springfield, MA; Orono, Portland, and Augusta, ME; Frostburg, MD; Savannah and Augusta, GA; Columbia, SC; and Lynchburg and Farmville, VA.
If you would be willing to house any of these courteous, young men, please email tour (at) veganoutreach (dot) org. Thanks so much!
Jack Norris, President of VO, to Speak in Chicago
Vegan Outreach President and co-founder Jack Norris will be speaking in Chicago tomorrow, August 28.
Links of the Week
Product of the Week
More Joe Espinosa: "Chicago Soydairy produces a wonderful Mint Chocolate Chip soy cream."
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
accepted a booklet
from a gentleman [Rick Hershey]
outside before a concert in St.
Louis. He was getting some flack
from the security staff there but
held his ground. I wanted to let
this man know how much I really
admire what he was doing. It takes
courage to stand up for what you
believe in and to speak for those
who can't speak for themselves.
I got your pamphlet
at Warped Tour, Boise
-- it was horrific. I'm vegetarian
now. I've never been that against
something -- it seriously made me
want to throw up. But now I don't
eat meat and I'm trying to tell
everyone about how horrible this
is. Thanks for showing me.
Leafleting at Watertower
Place in Chicago,
a man stopped to tell me he is becoming
vegetarian and had some questions
about nutrition and also about the
ethics of eating fish and eggs;
I gave him a Guide.
A woman also stopped to tell me
she recently became vegetarian after
learning about factory farming.
She was grateful to us for being
there leafleting and expressed an
interest in leafleting too. Another
woman stopped with her family to
take information and said, "You
are right about this, this is terrible,
it has to stop!"
I just wanted to say,
THANK YOU for what
you do. I am a vegan as of September
2007. I wish I knew many years ago
what I know now. I am ordering these
brochures to pass out everywhere
I really appreciate
your extremely well written essays
on the website. Thanks for all you
do; it further solidifies my commitment
to a vegan life and compassion and
activism for all creatures.
Virginia Commonwealth University,
a young woman let me know that as
a result of receiving an Even
If You Like Meat booklet on
campus last year, she is now a vegetarian.
Another young woman approached me
and said that for years, she had
had misgivings about eating meat,
but her parents wouldn't let her
go veg. She said that the booklet
she received today appalled her
and that as a result, this issue
will no longer be on the back burner
At Illinois State University,
I heard from an amazing
46 vegetarians and 4 vegans, including
1 vegetarian who let me know that
she became vegetarian as a result
of getting a booklet from me last
Exchange of the day: