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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  April 4, 2012

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Two more new vegetarians in Mexico
Going veg together after receiving ¿Por qué vegetariano?

Goes To 11!

Every day, Adopt a College activists have been taking the animals’ case all across the continent!

Already this term, 618 different schools have been hit, with 511,208 students having been personally handed a booklet – well ahead of last spring’s pace!

Overall, AAC activists have handed booklets to nearly 11 million young people in the three countries of North America,* as well as in countries on other continents!

It is only because of everyone’s efforts together – donors and leafleters – that we’re able to accomplish so much, and bend the arc of justice!

*For example, here are the full reports from Vic and Jeni’s trip to Mexico.
(And here’s the headline reference.)

 

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Notes from Our Members

U Pitt vegetarian
In addition to Katherine; Nina, Joe, John, Jon, and Maria met this woman at the University of Pittsburgh, who has been vegetarian since getting a booklet last year.

Yuri and I reached over 2,300 students at Florida International University. One woman told me she had gotten a booklet in Gainesville a long time ago, and both she and her husband went vegetarian because of it – two people from one leaflet! A different woman said she’s a brand new vegetarian and doesn’t really know how to do it. Of course she got a Guide and encouragement!
     Today at Hillsborough Community College, Sydnie read the entire booklet and was moved to come back and help leaflet. One guy who refused a booklet at first because he “loves meat” ended up taking one after I talked to him about considering the issues without necessarily going veg. He appreciated the idea of reducing meat consumption.
—Lana Smithson, 2/6/12

Of my three outings today, Long Beach City College was the highlight. Steve, Julie, and I set a new record – 1,950! Met a woman who’s been vegan six years cuz of a booklet she got at Laney College in Oakland! Then, Denise went vegetarian on the spot thanks to a booklet!
     Today at the College of the Desert, I was joined by a student who was sickened by the booklet and inspired to help leaflet. I was also joined by Brittney, who went vegan a year ago after I handed her a booklet, and was making her leafleting debut today. Earlier, while I was leafleting at Mt. San Jacinto, I had a great conversation with someone who wanted more booklets for her posse. While chatting, my 20-year-old omnivorous niece in Boston was texting me about the benefits of eating vegan, asking for resources. Folks: this is what evolution smells like.
—Nikki Benoit, 2/7/12

Jaime Hecht
Jaime Hecht encourages enlightenment at the Reason Rally.

The students at Columbus State Community College were very receptive! Every time we visit this school, more and more people tell us they’ve gone vegetarian!
—Sarah Von Alt, 2/3/12

Great day at Harrisburg Community College. A woman opened up the booklet, turned around, and thanked me. It was so sincere, it warmed my heart. One man said he thinks the treatment of farm animals is awful, but he still eats meat. I told him that it isn’t an all-or-nothing thing. He can make smaller changes and still make a difference. My go-to line is: “If everyone ate vegetarian for one day every week, we would save over a billion animals a year.” I suggested Meatless Mondays or giving up chicken. He seemed to like those suggestions.
—Lisa Hines, 2/8/12

Reached 2,350 students at the University of Maryland, College Park. Tons of conversations. A student told us that she went veg from reading a leaflet, and another said she had been thinking about going vegetarian recently and said the leaflet made her want to do it even more now. Awesome day!
—Kate and Aaron, 2/3/12

Cathy Berlot
Cathy Berlot reaches out at Susquehanna U.

Boy, did the Eugene leafleters turn out today at U of O! Adeline, Sarah, Lin, Abigail, and I reached 1,080 more students; we also met many vegetarians and vegans, and others who thanked us for the information. I offered an Even If You Like Meat to a woman, and she said, “Oh, I think you’ve got the wrong person. I like meat too much.” I asked, “Do you think one night a week you could eat a vegetarian dinner?” We talked about the fact that she was already cutting back on meat because of her cholesterol level, the fact that she didn’t think she could be a vegetarian because she likes meat too much, and that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. I offered her a Guide, and she asked, “Oh, does this have alternatives?” She happily took it.
—Cobie deLespinasse, 1/31/12

Truman College is a great spot to leaflet, and we met many very interested people. For example, we talked with two girls who were very interested and said they never wanted to eat meat again. Another older woman told Krystina she had changed her mind about what she would be having for dinner. Yet another who told her our booklet was the reason she went vegetarian a year ago. Success!
—Danyelle, Krystina, and Tyler, 2/7/12

 

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