|Enewsletter • August 10, 2011|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Activist Profile: Brandon Becker
Here’s an excerpt:
What made you decide to start leafleting? / Why do you leaflet?
I started leafleting because I wanted to effectively reach the masses with the problem (exploiting animals for food and other purposes) and the solution (going vegan and getting active). I continue to leaflet because nothing compares in terms of efficiency.
What was your most positive leafleting experience and why?
I really enjoy leafleting NC State University, my alma mater, since it is a large school with great leafleting spots such as the Free Expression Tunnel. Leafleting anywhere is a positive experience but colleges are the best. Students are more open than the general public to changing their habits. I always get feedback from students who commit to changing or have changed their behavior as a result of receiving a Vegan Outreach booklet.
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Notes from Our Members
is amazing that VO has distributed
15 million booklets! Also that it is translating
into the huge increase in numbers of vegetarians
and vegans is really encouraging.
And shows how the steady, patient, one-person-at-a-time
approach is really paying off.
love the message of your August
3 enewsletter, but you’re understating
the value of Jack’s
book. Your math is wrong. If you
could increase the number of permanent vegetarians
from 25% to 100% of initial converts, that would
be four times as many vegetarians, not three
what a day! I hopped on my bike
with 200 leaflets for UC Berkeley; lo and behold,
I was out within an hour. Rode home for more!
Dave stopped by for a bit; between us, we reached
500 students. I had 10 different awesome
conversations with vegans, vegetarians, and
meat eaters. Never a dull moment!
great time leafleting Boulder’s
farmers’ market and the Pearl Street Mall. There
were so many positive comments throughout the
night: “Thanks for doing what you’re doing”
“I love animals!” “I’m
all over this!” Even a thumbs up with,
“I think you vegans are onto something.”
Yes we are!
three students turned me or Shannon
down today at Ben Franklin High School, and
only three leaflets were discarded! Also chatted
with a teacher’s helper who runs the environmental
club at school – took my card to have me speak
next year! They had an event this year and gave
out vegan samples.
Kim, Kristine, Taylor, Jordan,
Grace, Lorraine, Shannon, Stewart, Tania, Christian,
Sally, Nikki and I just killed it at the Warped
Tour’s Pomona stop – we reached 11,350 new
people! This is the best group of leafleters
I’ve ever worked with and enough can’t be said
about their dedication. It’s an honor to leaflet
with such great activists and good-hearted people.