|Enewsletter • July 7, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
The Six-Hundred-Thousand-Booklet Man!
Jon has handed a VO booklet directly to more than 600,000 people!
At Vegan Outreach’s blog, the tag line is: “Care more about results than words?”
Jon is the very embodiment of this ideal!
You can learn more via Jon’s profile from last year.
If you’d like to honor this amazing accomplishment, please visit Jon’s Team Vegan page.
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Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
300 people at the Missouri City
4th of July fireworks. Right after I gave out
my very first Why Vegan? for the evening,
the person said that this pamphlet is the reason
she is now a vegetarian.
Community College really blew
me away – so many positive interactions.
One example: I ran into a guy I had spoken with
on my last visit. Since then, he had really
changed his diet. It was a moment of true zen
for me to see such results and positive energy
right before me.
reception at Governors State University.
One professor even asked me to give her 30 to
hand out to her ethics class!
in a leafleting mood today, but
once I got to the farmers’ market and started
in, I had a great time. Met about 15 vegans
and a lot of vegetarians as well. A number of people
thanked me for being there. One woman asked
for an extra Compassionate Choices
for her sister, another asked for one to send
to a friend in Florida, and a man asked for
four extras for a teacher who had recently shown
her class Food, Inc.
700–800 people came to this year’s
New Orleans Veggie Fest, despite torrential
rain in the morning and flooding (above). People
took at least 1,000 VO booklets, and we sold
a number of Animal
Activist's Handbooks. It was really
great finally meeting Jack Norris, and leafleting
in the rain the day before the Fest with Jack,
Velez-Mitchell, and fellow VO leafleter
John Sakars (who took the picture of us, below).
teenage girls at the concert today.
If one girl took a pamphlet, her friends suddenly
wanted copies, too. I heard many comments like
“Let me see that” and “Ohh, look
at the pig!” Favorite moment:
over 1,000 today at Ohio University,
where I heard from well over 20 vegetarians
and four vegans. One of the last booklets offered
was to a trio of students, one of whom remarked
to her friends that they should take the booklet
as it was what moved her to become vegetarian
last year. Her friends did take booklets.