|Enewsletter • June 23, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Support Our Man Up North!
How would you like to be in Nebraska in November? Or Minnesota in March?
How ’bout leafleting the schools in those states, and the Dakotas, and Iowa, and Wisconsin, etc., in freezing winds, under sleety skies?
That’s what Fred Tyler does.
Fred has reached nearly 86,000 individuals with VO’s detailed booklets. We have a new profile of him, in which he explains why he leaflets:
“I got a Why Vegan? pamphlet in the summer of 1996. At that point, I had never heard about factory farming, or thought about where my food was coming from. After reading the Why Vegan?, I knew I had to change. I didn’t want to support such an abusive industry. Over the course of the next month, I kept eliminating animal products from my diet until I was confident in calling myself vegan.
“I knew firsthand that the leaflets were effective, and I wanted other people to learn the truth. When VO started the Adopt a College program, I joined in as my schedule allowed. I saw that it was a great demographic and people were generally receptive. When I was presented with an opportunity to do more of this important work, I jumped on it.”
And, as we mentioned last week, you can receive one of Dr. Greger’s new videos if you contribute $75 or more to the expanded matching challenge!
So please –
your dollars and show your support
of Fred’s incredible dedication!
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Product of the Week
Fred: “Now that the weather is warm, visit your local farmers’ market!”
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
I got your booklet
and I will never eat meat, eggs, or dairy again!
I gave it to a friend, and she is giving up
Great day at Fresno State
lots of positive interactions. A young lady
walked by me with her friend reading an Even
If You Like Meat. I thanked her for taking
the time to read it and she said she hasn’t
been able to put it down and had been literally
sick to her stomach since opening it up. Got
a high five and a few thank you’s
and good for you’s today, which
is always nice.
Freezing day, but students were
very receptive at the New York
City College of Technology. Many students doubled
back to get leaflets after seeing others take
them, and a bunch asked for extras to give to
friends. Some said they read it after getting
it from another student, and I heard many say
to their friends, “Take that, you have
to read it.” One student stopped to say,
“You gave me that last year and I stopped
eating meat for a month, but then I lost motivation.
Now I’m going to go vegetarian again.”
She was grateful to receive a Guide.
I’ve never seen so many middle
school, high school, and college-age students
at the Art Walk before. It was Nicky’s first
time leafleting, and he did great, with lots
of long, productive conversations. We met a
few people interested in vegetarianism, a few
former vegetarians that seemed interested in
going back, and met two kids who went vegetarian
after recently receiving a booklet.
One girl at William Paterson today
said she had been wanting to go veg, so she
got a Guide. Another two girls who
are roommates said they would go veg for a week,
so they got a Guide and encouragement.
I probably subscribe to
hundreds of newsletters from nonprofits (mostly
animal related), but I keep looking forward
to reading yours! I’ve already read many of
the articles you link to, but I love reading
your articles about why you do what you do and
your vision for the future. I look at the world
in a similarly calm, pragmatic way, and that
is why this is my favorite organization. I’ve
decided that I’m going to get over my meaningless
fear of leafleting and start doing it regularly