|Enewsletter • May 27, 2009|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Vegan Outreach activists have now reported directly reaching more than 5,000,000 individuals since we started tracking campus and off-campus leafleting totals in the fall of 2003.
Special congratulation to VO's top all-time leafleter, Jon "The Man, The Myth, The Legend" Camp (right), who has personally reached over 500,000 people with the animals' plight and the compassionate alternative!!
All for Team Vegan, Team Vegan for All!
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Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
CUNY John Jay was amazing
-- Sean Diener and I handed out
over 1,200 booklets in just a few
hours. A few of the highlights:
one person at the vegan meetup told
me she has a friend who she has
been trying to get to go vegetarian
for many years. However, despite
all her efforts, and all the information
she has presented, she had absolutely
no influence on her friend. But
her friend recently ran into me
while I was leafleting, and I gave
her a VO booklet. As a result, her
friend has now made the decision
to go vegetarian.
Leafleting the Portland
Saturday Market was
a great experience. I can't even
remember how many times I heard,
"Awww" and "Ewww."
Girls were huddled around reading
the booklets together. Highlights:
I recently took an
adult education class
at a neighborhood high school and
was given the opportunity to talk
about factory farming. Everyone
seemed horrified. So, the next week,
I brought my Vegan Outreach materials
and distributed brochures to everyone.
Some people asked me for multiple
copies to share with friends and
family members, as well as coworkers.
I explained how each one of them
can help animals simply by making
a change in what they eat. After
I distributed the brochures, I noticed
everyone taking some time to read
them. A few people asked me where
to shop in the neighborhood so that
they could explore non-animal diets.
The brochures generated a lot of
discussion and thought, and questions
about how to avoid contributing
to animal suffering.
Fantastic day of outreach
at Diablo Valley College.
During the second class change I
met Niccola, a new vegetarian who
asked me what he could do to help.
He had some time and was able to
leaflet on the spot. Super outgoing
guy and did a great job. He ran
into his friend Jim from the Army
and convinced Jim to help out also.
Both radiated confidence and genuine