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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  April 13, 2011

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Jasmine
Jon met Jasmine at the University of New Mexico, where she’s been veg since Casey handed her a booklet last year.

8.0, 8.1, 8.2…

As the weather warms, Adopt a College activists are taking advantage, reaching more and more people with the animals’ message!

So far this term, hundreds of leafleters have reached 467,743 students at 572 different schools.

This brings the school leafleting total to 5,588,930 students personally handed a booklet since fall 2003.

Combine this with 2.6 million young people reached at concerts and other venues, and 1,666 AAC activists have now given the truth directly to 8,237,751 individuals!

Congratulations to everyone who has supported and taken part in this amazing, powerful work!

 

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Notes from All Over

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Notes from Our Members

Ashley Young
Jon sends along these four pictures from April 4, when he, Jeff Boghosian, John Oberg, and others from the incomparable Phoenix crew reached over 3,000 students at Arizona State. Above: Ashley Young.

Leafleting at the University of Oklahoma was stellar. A number of people asked good questions, asked for an extra booklet or two, etc. The highlight was when a young woman on a bike stopped by and said, “Dude, you changed my life. I was crying by page three. I’m totally going vegan.” I gave her a high five and a Guide. She stopped by later in the day to ask questions about local groups. Again, she stated, “You totally changed my life.”
—Jon Camp, 4/11/11

Good take rate at Skagit Valley College, where I reached 200 students. On my drive home, I passed by a transport truck on the highway – a reminder of why we’re all doing this and how much I hope that we all affect a lot of people every day.
—Amanda Schemkes, 2/16/11

Great crowd at Truman College – one woman said that she had already received the literature before and has since cut down how often she eats meat. Several students expressed interest in going vegan.
—Irish Phillips, 4/11/11

Most students at DePaul were interested in receiving a booklet. I had one girl stop to tell me that she and her sister both became vegan because of someone previously leafleting on the campus.
—Plaga, 2/17/11

Zubair Hussaini
Zubair Hussaini.

More amazing help from Sen at Anoka Ramsey Community College. One woman said, “You convinced me last time, dude. I’m done!” She was excited to get a Guide to help with her new eating habits.
—Fred Tyler, 4/6/11

Super outreach today. John Sakars joined me at Georgian University, where we saw dozens reading their booklets. Brian reached over 1,000 more at York University, and said he spoke to about 25 people in depth. He noted that about 15 people came up to him after reading it yesterday. He ran out of Guides.
—Vic Sjodin, 2/17/11

At Florida A&M, a young man seemed concerned about the information but stated that he doesn’t really care about the animals. I talked about farmed animals being individuals who feel pain and fear death. He looked a little surprised but he nodded. I asked him what he would do if he saw someone being cruel to a dog right here in front of us. He said he would help the dog because he wouldn’t want to see the animal hurt. I explained that farmed animals don’t have the anti-cruelty protections that dogs and cats have, and the suffering goes on behind the scenes. He accepted a Guide, thanked me, shook my hand, and said he hopes others listen to the outreach.
—Lana Smithson, 4/8/11

Karen Schmidt
Karen Schmidt.

From recent online requests for the Guide:

I was walking down the street (in Phoenix) and was handed a booklet. I will never eat meat again.
—LB, 4/2/11

Someone was passing out booklets as I was coming out of class (at UC Davis). I read through the whole thing, and I’m pretty convinced I don’t ever want to eat meat again! What they do to those animals is just sick!
—CC, 3/31/11

I got a booklet at my college campus today (in Escondido, CA). I’ve been contemplating going vegetarian for a while now, but hadn’t quite taken the plunge. It was one thing to know in a general sort of sense that animals suffered due to me eating meat, it was another to be confronted with it in that way. I read the booklet with tears streaming down my face, and I’m going to start removing meat from my diet. I don’t want any creature to suffer so that I can eat meat.
—CW, 4/4/11

I read my sister’s booklet (that she got from a friend here in Wichita) and have recently become full-blown vegetarian!! I started three weeks ago and feel great!! We are moving towards being vegan so we can save the animals!!!
—KE, 3/21/11

Someone left a booklet in my school library (in Boone, NC). This booklet was so well put together and offered such incredible help in finding ways to cut out meat from one’s diet that it inspired me. As a college student with very little money, I hope the Guide will help me be vegan even on a budget.
—FR, 3/30/11

Jacqueline Ginter
Jacqueline Ginter.

A lady handed me a booklet (at La Salle University). Ever since I saw the horrors inside of it, I decided to become a vegetarian!
—MD, 4/4/11

Many powerful connections at Golden West College and Saddleback College. Favorite overheard response (group of five guys, only one with a leaflet): The leafleted guy was completely engrossed in the brochure (speechless for over five minutes), not listening to the conversation of his buddies, his upper lip curling in disgust. Then was able to form words: “Oh my god…did you see this? Ugh this is terrible! That one’s ALIVE!” So his buddies peeked over his shoulder: “Holy crap man…that’s disgusting!” “Can you imagine living your whole life that way? UGH…man this is terrible!”
—Nikki Benoit, 2/22/11

 

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