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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  August 10, 2011

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Brandon Becker

Activist Profile: Brandon Becker

Continuing our series of activist profiles, today we feature Brandon Becker, who has reached a total of 37,448 people through his dedicated efforts!

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.

You can read the full profile here.


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Products of the Week


Brandon: “My wife loves Nature de France ‘Le Stick’ (Powder Fresh scent); I think it is cheapest here. She also loves Herban Cowboy ‘Organic Grooming’ (Dusk scent) for me; I get it here.”

Please submit your nominees for product of the week via this page; previous entries here.


Notes from Our Members

Three-year-old Nicholas makes sure the Boulder crowd knows how to make compassionate choices.

It 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.
—RS, 7/17/11

I 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 times.
—Steve P, 8/4/11

Man 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!
—Brian Grupe, 6/20/11

A 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!
—Barbara Bear, 7/6/11

John Oberg

Only 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.
     Tuesday, Yvonne and I had one of our best reception-rate days at UCLA. The politeness of the students was almost Hitchcockianly creepy. Yvonne had a couple of moms from a tour group thank her profusely and ask for more lit and Guides! While offering them the Guides, a passerby behind her poked his head over saying, “You have recipe guides??” and he got one too!
—Nikki Benoit, 6/24/11

Yvonne, 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.
—John Oberg (right), 7/1/11


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