|Enewsletter • April 4, 2012|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
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!
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
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Notes from Our Members
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
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!
students at Columbus State Community
College were very receptive! Every time we visit
this school, more and more people tell us they’ve
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.
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.
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
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.