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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  April 20, 2011
This issue sponsored by Vegan Essentials
Vegan Essentials

Notes from Vegan Outreach

James Brennaman
James Brennaman reaches out for the animals at Highline Community College.

14.2 and You!

Caught up in the amazing Adopt a College numbers, I lost track of total booklet distribution. But we’ve blown through 14,000,000, and are now well over 14.2 million booklets.

That’s right – 14.2 million …and counting!

Every one of these life-altering (and life-saving) booklets was printed and shipped because of generous contributions of thoughtful members dedicated to creating maximum change.

And coming May 1, the next great opportunity for members starts:

Team Vegan 2011!

This year, anyone – literally anyone – can get involved and help raise money for Adopt a College!

If you want to join with some of the world’s most dedicated individuals and be a part of this world-changing team, come by for more details.

With your help, we’ll reach fourteen million more people very quickly!

Thanks so much!


From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs


Notes from Our Members

UGA student
A University of Georgia student is engrossed in seeing what modern agribusiness hides.

At Phoenix’s pride festival, the gang and I reached over 3,000 folks. We met numerous vegetarians and vegans and many people who wanted to cut down their meat consumption. One girl said she had received a leaflet at First Friday a year ago and it changed her life: she went vegetarian and is now making efforts to go vegan. She’s moving north to Flagstaff soon and she said, “Maybe I can start this kind of stuff (leafleting) up there.” Also met another couple very eager to help out; they got Guides and AMLs.
—Jeff Boghosian, 4/17/11

Reached over 830 students at the University of Miami. A girl came out of a building, held up a leaflet and said, “There’s a lot of talk going on about this right now in the lab.” She then gave thumbs up and thanked me for being there.
—Lana Smithson, 2/16/11

Met many vegetarians at Georgia Tech. The students were very friendly, and I had great reception. One said he got the leaflet before and it influenced him to move toward a much more veg-friendly lifestyle; he shared it with friends who went veg after reading it!
—Brian W, 4/14/11

Cassandra and I had an amazingly positive day at Bronx Community College, with tons of people stopping to ask questions, including professors asking for extra lit and getting our contact info for class presentations. Take rate was awesome and many students said they are learning about this in class.
—Eileen Botti, 4/14/11

Loren Hart
Loren Hart shines a light on truth and compassion at Guilford College.

At Purdue, uncannily good news came from three fraternity brothers who stated that they were vegetarian and had sent the Vegan Outreach website link to their frat brothers. Back when I was in school ’89–’93 at UIUC, fraternity people were really the last ones one might expect to care about this issue. All that has changed.
—Joe Espinosa, 4/14/11

Leafleting was easy and pleasant at Western Illinois University. I met a number of vegetarians, and saw even more people intently reading the booklet.
—Darina Smith, 2/21/11

Windchill of 8° at Cornell, but Brian, John, and I set a new record there, reaching 1,740 students. Went inside to warm up and immediately saw two students sitting in the hallway, reading their booklets. We win again!
—Vic Sjodin, 2/21/11

I was so nervous about leafleting by myself, and I don’t know any other vegans, but I finally decided that I sat on these pamphlets for long enough! I started leafleting today, hitting Westmoreland County Community College. It was a very positive experience, and I got some great feedback. More will be following soon!
—Michelle L, 2/23/11

Andrea Cimino
Andrea Cimino focuses on helping the animals at the University of Mary Washington.

Nina Vecchi and I had a terrific day at UMass Lowell yesterday, despite the freezing weather. Students were generally very polite and receptive and I heard several positive comments such as, “Yeah! I DO want to help animals.” and “Hey, we were just talking about this!” Also met three vegans and had a long chat at lunch with a student who is anxious to continue VO leafleting on campus.
—Jo Tyler, 2/24/11

The -5° windchill at Washington State made it too cold to leaflet outside. I decided to try inside the entrance to the student union building – and everything changed. Students were super receptive and the take rate became really high, there were a lot of positive comments. It seemed that whenever there were a few people who didn’t take one, there would be someone who’d say, “I’ll take one,” and restart the take pattern. Best moment of the day: when I was checking trash cans , there was a table of guys looking through one of the pamphlets; they were pointing out pictures to each other and talking about them.
—Amanda Schemkes, 2/25/11

I was extremely grateful to Dan for joining me yesterday at Montgomery College; he is a dear friend to me and the animals. Two separate individuals came up to tell me how interesting the booklet was. One young lady came up to show me her falafel sandwich, mentioning that she had previously experimented with veg eating, but slipped more and more, mentioning how easy eating meat can be. She said the booklet reminded her that it is likewise easy to opt for veggie meals, which is what she did today, completely as a result of being leafleted. I gave her a Guide; it sounds like she’ll be opting from more veg meals in the future.


     Tonight, while giving my advocacy talk, I debuted my new slide (right) in which I mentioned that the evolutionary adaptation that we have been striving towards since crawling out of the swamp of life has been the opposable thumb for the sake of leafleting.
—Jon Camp, 2/18/11

Reached about 6,000 students on my week-long tour. Life on the road can be hard, but it was well worth it. I know many were influenced and will make some changes. Lots reading, sharing, talking to each other, expressed concern, and a handful said that they would change and even go veg – many more will without ever telling us.
—Casey Constable, 2/25/11


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