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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  September 1, 2010

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Ready, Set, GO! Adopt a College Storms into the New Semester!!

Nikki Benoit


Even before the start of September – and before many schools have even opened! – AAC activists have been out in full force!

Having looked near and far for the schools already in session, these dedicated and hard-working individuals – led by the amazing Nikki Benoit (right) – have already been to 79 different schools and handed booklets directly to 62,506 students this term.

Almost 35,000 students have been reached in just the last week – that works out to nearly 7,000 per school day!

Note: During fundraising drives (such as Team Vegan), we make the point that your donations lead to more people receiving booklets. Please keep this in mind when you read updates like these (and feedback such as the below) – these efforts simply wouldn’t occur without you!


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Notes from All Over

Lightning Round


Notes from Our Members

Kenny Torrella
Kenny Torrella provides the animals a voice at Middle Tennessee State University.

At the parade of ships, I heard from several vegetarians, and one person said, “Thanks for doing this.” A flesh-atarian wanted to debate everything. He’s the type who would want to drag us to the deep end of the excuse pool. But I wasn’t having it. I politely repeated that the bottom line of concern is suffering and, if he were suffering, he’d want someone to help him. He finally went away reading a booklet.
     A number of good conversations at the Portland (ME) Farmers’ Market. A man who used to work at a chicken farm confirmed, “It’s as horrible as your leaflet says it is…sometimes it’s even worse.”
—Lana Smithson, 7/21/10

At the Kings of Leon concert, Kristine (Kil), Srikanth (Karighattam), Stewart (Solomon), and I heard from many vegetarians and got plenty of thanks. One girl heard me say, “Oppose animal cruelty?” and immediately dropped all the other fliers she was holding to take mine. One girl received a leaflet from Srikanth, walked away, and then ran back to him saying, “Yes, thank you so much for this!” One person passed all the many leafleters quickly (as if running through flames); later, she picked up an Even If You Like Meat off the floor, then ran back and thanked Stewart.
—Nikki Benoit, 7/15/10

Tae and Jeff

Very, very receptive and interested crowd at the Justin Bieber concert, and many people thanked us (Shani Campbell & Jeni Haines).
—Brian Grupe, 7/17/10

The Detroit Social Forum went really well! A few friends and I ended up passing out all the Compassionate Choices and Even If You Like Meat booklets (along with some Guides) in four days. Vegan Outreach changed my life many years ago; I can’t imagine what I’d be like if I hadn’t read Why Vegan?
—Will Gibala, 6/26/10

Mark, Mikael, Blythe, and I reached nearly 500 people with Christian Vegetarian Association booklets at the Ignite Chicago 2010 Christian Rock tour. One woman said she had been thinking about this issue, and another woman was thrilled to see us with this message – she and her daughter are trying to be vegan. We’ll be back next year!
—Darina Smith, 7/25/10


This weekend at TAFA, I decided that I’ve been hearing from enough people who have gone veg as a result of our work that I’m going to start taking pics of them. Tae and Jeff (above) went veg after Tae got an Even If You Like Meat at Rutgers in ’06. Judy (right) was leafleted by Kath Rogers over two years back. Judy went veg, got active in outreach, played a big role in getting the CA Democratic Party to endorse Prop 2, and was a big signature gatherer for that winning ballot initiative.
     In short, we’re not only creating new vegetarians and vegans, but new activists as well. We should continue to be so proud of the results-heavy work we are doing on behalf of animals.
—Jon Camp, 7/27/10


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