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reducing the suffering of farmed animals
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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  December 7, 2011


VO’s approach, simultaneously pragmatic and forward-thinking, focuses on engaging those who are deemed most open to lifestyle changes: namely, the young, and, in particular, college students. Perhaps more importantly, its philosophy extends well beyond mere “vegan” outreach as a practical recognition of how vital it is to meet people where they are, not where animal advocates want them to be.
—VegNews, “The Road to Vegetopia”

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Students, Leaflets, the Animals, and You!

Emily has been vegan for nine years
since getting a VO booklet at Worcester HS.

Wow! Adopt a College activists have been on an amazing roll!

Just look at these results – this semester alone, dedicated activists have already handed VO’s detailed, documented booklets directly to 833,371 students at 833 schools!

This is a huge new record, smashing last term’s 690,374!

Activists have been leafleting at such a furious pace that we didn’t notice the latest milestone:

Adopt a College activists have now reached 10,000,000 individuals!

That’s right – VO activists have personally handed our proven, powerful, persuasive booklets directly to ten million new people!

Every single day, activists are letting more students know the truth about the hidden, vicious cruelty inherent in modern agribusiness, as well as offering concrete, understandable steps to sustainable change.

Every single booklet, every single student reached, every single new vegetarian – all because generous, thoughtful donors have contributed to Vegan Outreach.

Simply put: Record distribution is a direct result of your donations.

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Today, your donation to Vegan Outreach’s work will be doubled, dollar for dollar!

Every dollar makes a difference!

You can use a credit card to make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, or send a check or money order to:

Vegan Outreach | POB 30865 | Tucson, AZ 85751

Many fellow vegans have already stepped up to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. Please be a part of this vital work – please make a tax-deductible donation today and reach twice as many people!

Thanks so much!

PS – 2011 set records for how many people learned the truth.

How many we reach in 2012 truly depends on you!


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


Product of the Season

Tofurky feast

Many, many years ago, we had two non-veg families over for Thanksgiving and made Tofurky and a homemade seitan. Everyone said the seitan was much better. But we recently heard from Bruce that Tofurky did great in this taste test, so we tried it again, and it was much improved: very good!! (And much less work than seitan.)

Please submit your favorite products; you can view previous entries here.


Notes from Our Members

New vegetarian at ASU
Another new veg, thanks to the Phoenix crew!

I’m continually inspired by the advocacy highlighted here. Vegan Outreach is one area of hope in our country that I am so grateful to be a part of. It is not only the content, but also the tone and framing of the message that keeps me engaged and interested in the work being done. Congrats and thanks for all your work!
—Jim, 11/25/11

I leafleted all day at George Mason University until I could leaflet no more; reached 2,000 students. I met tons of veg’ns, had good conversations, and met three students who were stoked to meet another vegan and who now want to get active. Outreach is obviously good in itself, but I love that one of the side benefits of leafleting is reinforcing the beliefs of people who are already veg, as well as inspiring many to get active.
—Aaron Ross, 12/2/11

Getting the Vegan Outreach newsletter in the mail was encouraging, so Julia and I hit Quinsigamond Community College, distributing all 500 booklets we brought. We met a couple of girls who were so excited to meet us. They apparently were just talking about both being vegetarian. Another student said, “I’m going vegan” as he walked by. I called back that he should totally do it. He came back about 20 minutes later and said he was serious about wanting to go vegan. He asked my advice, so we talked for a few minutes. Another woman was interested in handing out booklets.
—Drew Wilson, 12/2/11

Brian, Shani, Dana, Kristie, and Michelle at Oakland holiday parade

At Oakland’s holiday parade, Dana, Kristie, Michelle, Brian, and I donned Santa hats. So many people happily took literature! When I said, “Info on how to help animals,” many said, “OHH I wanna help animals!” I would reply, “You can at every meal, so let’s start now!” Great day, many read the leaflet as they waited for the parade; even a child around 8 years old read it with his mom.
—Shani Campbell, 12/3/11

Christy Anderson
Christy Anderson takes the animals’ case to the students at Georgia Southern U.

Reception was great at Texas Southern University, a historically black school. I had a few individuals mention that they were going to take the next step with making their food choices more humane (e.g., cutting out chicken, moving closer to vegetarianism, etc.), had a group of guys stop to say that they were inspired by my efforts; a dude on a bike yelled out encouragement, etc.
     Great interactions at Sam Houston State, including with ag students (e.g., I mention that I would not want to be reincarnated as a farm animal; no ag dude ever says he would). A sweet woman was moved to push her diet to much more vegetarian-based as a result of the booklet; we talked for a good 10 minutes and she told me that it was a meaningful, awesome discussion. Had a very similar conversation today at Lamar University. At both schools, people commented on how it was a good cause.
—Jon Camp, 10/5/11

Mara, Matt, and I reached 2,500 students at the University of Buffalo! Watched dozens reading the booklet cover to cover. One came back and said the pamphlet was informative, well made, and she is now going veg!
—Vic Sjodin, 10/11/11

Great conversations at Norwalk Community College and Housatonic Community College, with students talking about changing their diets, including one pledge to go meat-free 3 days a week, and two who said they were going to cut their meat by at least 1/2. A number of people asked for more booklets to give to friends / family.
—Karen James, 10/6/11

John Oberg
John Oberg connects with a student at Arizona State.

Quick stop at the University of Wisconsin, Superior. One girl said, “Actually, I got one of those last year and decided to become a vegetarian. I’m transitioning to veganism.” She had not ordered a Guide, but excitedly took one.
     At Central Lakes College, one guy passing by after reading the booklet said, “I’m more compassionate than you might think. Though I’m glad you said reduce, cause I like pork.” Later he passed again and, without any prompting, said, “I’m a humanitarian. I can give up pork. I know I can.”
—Fred Tyler, 9/30/11

Students at Kent State were very receptive; I reached over 1,600, including a number of vegetarians and others who want to know what they can do to help. One woman was interested in going vegan; she got a Guide and encouragement. Quote of the day from a girl I leafleted: “I am vegan so I am all about this!”
—Leslie Patterson, 10/20/11

At the State College of Florida, a group of female students read the booklets and told me, “We’re going vegan.”
—Drew Hensley, 10/4/11

Great day at Appalachian State! Giving a booklet to Robert inspired him to jump in; he handed out 50 booklets and wants to do more. I also ran into a vegan named Jon (who has been vegan for a month now). I handed him a Guide and he wants to order leaflets to hand out on campus. He said a friend received a leaflet from me this morning and now she is going vegan!
—Rob Gilbride, 10/10/11

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