|Enewsletter • June 29, 2011|
There are a thousand
hacking at the branches of evil
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Past Results and Future Opportunities: You and Team Vegan
Because of the incredible generosity of our members during 2010’s end-of-year fundraiser, Vegan Outreach has been able to print and distribute a record number of booklets during the first six months of 2011. For the spring term, Adopt a College activists set a huge new distribution record, reaching 682,899 students at 799 schools!
These records, and the countless lives changed, are the direct consequence of contributions to Vegan Outreach’s work.
If you gave to VO’s end-of-year fundraiser, these are your records.
What will happen during the rest of 2011?
Will we set a new overall distribution record, exceeding 2008’s 2.4 million? Will the fall term see even more students learning the animals’ plight?
Now is when we, together, make these things happen!
There are just hours left to take advantage of Team Vegan’s double-doubling challenge!
Please click over to the Team and help us put more money to work for the animals. The matching pool has been extended to $100,000!
With your secure, tax-deductible contribution today, you can create four times the amount of change in the world!
Thanks so much!
Team Vegan’s Animals
Last but certainly not least, this week, we’d like to highlight some Team Vegan companions:
Rats: Heather Leughmyer.
You can support any of these fine young animals by making a tax-deductible contribution to any of these members (or the people in the feedback section below, or via the Team Vegan general donations page).
And as mentioned above, now until June 30, your donation will be doubled, dollar for dollar!
Notes from Our Members
had a great spot near the finish
line of the Peoria Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure,
but many people coming our way already had Compassionate
Choices in their hands! We soon found the
leafleters who were two ladies from a local
group, Peoria Voices for Animals. They were
just about out of their flyers, so we took over,
and reached over 1,000 people. It was great
leafleting; most attendees were young women.
conversations at the University
of Northern Iowa. One girl saw her friend take
a leaflet and said, “Oh my gosh! When I
read that it made me cry.” Another girl
said, “I got one of those. It’s so sad.”
Team Vegan member Yvonne
and I gambled that night classes at Pasadena
Community College would be worth it, and we
won! Nearly 2,000 students were reached, and
we were profusely thanked by this young crowd!
Dialogue of the night:
took a personal day from work
so we could leaflet the University of Wisconsin,
Milwaukee. Despite the cold temps and rain,
the students were quite receptive. Heard from
tons of vegan and veg students; this is a very
veg-friendly campus, lots of food offerings
and an active student group. Other people expressed
interest in the animals and going veg. A man
told me his son went vegetarian due to receiving
our booklet previously.
an outstanding four days with
Wink and fellow Team Vegan member Scout!
We reached just shy of 7,000 students across
Georgia! So many great stories; e.g., I had
a hugely productive conversation today with
a guy who was moved by the booklet and was asking
about what to eat.
I got a request from our local 10-year-old
activist & animal hero, Spencer. He wanted
to leaflet, so of course I was up for that.
Not many at the University of South Florida
could resist his request to help animals!
acceptance at Cabrillo College
and Monterey High School; tons of people were
already veg! I opened with, “I bet you
have a big heart. Yeah, you look like you care
about animals.” And to my surprise, lots
of people would say, “Yes I do! I’m
vegetarian!” Loads of people stopped to
talk from anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes.
I had quite a few productive conversations with
people who weren’t veg (yet) but didn’t
like what they saw. Many Guides
went to people who had read the booklet
in class and came back wanting more info. It
was great to have so many conversations.
reception at the University of
the Pacific, where I met one very interested
woman who wanted all the resources I could give
leafleting at the Coheed and Cambria
concert. A staff member started joking about
veganism and talking about human teeth, evolution,
etc. Instead of getting into those debates,
I just simply said, “This booklet isn’t
about our teeth or whether humans can or cannot
digest meat, it’s about the fact that every
time we eat, we can make a choice to reduce
suffering in the world – it’s that simple.”
He agreed. For the rest of my leafleting, we’d
chat when I’d finished a part of the line and
he agreed with me about a lot of things.