|Enewsletter • November 10, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Thirteen Million…and YOU!
Yes, that’s right:
We recently distributed our 13,000,000th booklet!
Now here’s the important point:
This didn’t happen because of the government.
This happened because of YOU!
No company handed out these booklets.
No celebrity paid to have the booklets printed and shipped.
All because of YOU!
We simply can’t say it enough – you are the key. And you – yes, YOU! – should take pride in every single booklet that opens another heart, another mind – the real results every single day!
Please remember: How soon we, together, reach the next million, five million, thirteen million – again, this depends on you!
Please continue to be a part by doubling your contribution today! Thanks so much!
Notes from Our Members
day at Niagara College, Welland!
I saw many students reading the leaflets as
they waited for their buses. One young lady
read the whole leaflet and then said, “That’s
it, I’m not eating meat again.” A few students
told me how much they love steak, but once they
opened a leaflet they had many questions for
me and seemed genuinely concerned about the
2,105 students at LaGuardia Community
College! Cassandra was on fire! Great conversations
with groups of students, heard from some saying
they were going back to being veg again, met
a professor who wants us to come present at
his class sometime.
a great take rate at Wake Technical
Community College. One student who got a booklet
earlier told me after passing by again, “It
made me sad.” She was happy to receive
to help her change her diet in response. Another
student said he used to be vegetarian when he
was younger (for health reasons) and was interested
in going back because he agreed that since we
have the choice not to eat animals, we ought
not to eat animals to spare them suffering and
death. He got a Guide.
Plattsburgh, one student said
he did a project on CAFOs in a class, so he
was excited to get a leaflet. A faculty member
said he just finished reading the book Eating
Animals. He said several of his colleagues
are reading it, and they’re all making changes
to their diets. He held up the leaflet and said,
“This is very important information.”
A student said she’s a former vegetarian because
she didn’t feel well after a while being veg.
Of course she got a Guide, and she
of positive feedback and conversations
at the University of Montana both yesterday
and today. Came across many vegans and vegetarians.
Met a few who had been veg in the past but wanted
to try it again. They got Guides. Met
a few who were almost veg and wanted to go all
the way. Had many conversations about how chickens
have it the worst. So many stories for this
school I can’t fit them all!
great leafleting with Diana and
Mark at Columbia College. A girl sitting nearby
told me many of the students had received the
booklet previously, and that many of them were
already vegetarian or vegan. She then told me
she had the booklet on her fridge for a year
and had given up eating cows and pigs and thought
she would become vegetarian eventually. I encouraged
her and offered her a Guide, which
she seemed happy to receive.
300 students in just 40 minutes
at Cosumnes River College. I met four vegetarians
and one gal who had gone vegan after getting
a booklet last year but had fallen off the wagon.
I congratulated all of them and they all seemed
excited to receive Guides. My stepdad met two vegetarians and
one person interested in what to eat; all took Guides.
out some of your booklets at a
green business expo. I was not sure how people
would react, but everyone I gave one to seemed
receptive – even the ones standing in line
to buy meat for lunch. I think that your literature
is received well by all types of people.
Julie, Laura, Ellen, Georg, Marie,
and I reached 2,200 students during day two
at the University of Texas, Arlington – we
ran out of booklets! What a great week it has
been on my mini-tour – many, many schools and
many thousands of new students reached!
reception at Ball State. Right
away, a student came up to tell me that getting
a booklet from me last semester had moved her
to become vegetarian. She had not gotten a Guide,
so I supplied her with one. Heard from five
other vegetarians and two vegans.
Valley Community College, Aleta
and I heard two students say, “Oh my God,
this is just like the puppy mills!” I met
a guy who said he loves animals, and we had
a real good talk about the treatment of animals
in factory farms. He read the booklet and said
he would cut back. I also met a girl who is
interested in getting veg options into
the cafeteria. We will assist her.
hours of sweet outreach today.
Brian, Dana, and I reached 2,250 students at
Ocean Community College, Stockton College, Monmouth
College, and Middlesex Community College. Saw
tons of students reading the lit. Not bad for
a rainy day!