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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  April 25, 2012
AACers Armaiti May and Marc Korgie

Note from Vegan Outreach

Huge Opportunity! You and Team Vegan 2012!

Vegan Outreach is preparing for the 10th year of Adopt a College: our tenth year of Vegan Outreach to the people who can, will, and do change – as the feedback we receive every day shows!

AAC activists have already handed our well-researched, detailed, and compelling booklets to over 10.5 million young people, with over 7 million distributed on college campuses and at high schools. That’s a lot of students! Overall distribution recently passed 17.5 million!

But together, we can do more – much, much more! We can reach that tipping point where it’s just as easy to choose veg as to eat meat!

As you know, we’ve got the best team of activists and volunteers on the planet. If you give them booklets, they will enthusiastically deliver – in every state and in all kinds of weather.

This is where you come in!

Team Vegan 2012!

You can be a part of this world-changing activism by joining Team Vegan 2012!

Registration for Team Vegan 2012 is now open – check it out here: TeamVegan.biz

What is Team Vegan?

Team Vegan is a fundraiser for Vegan Outreach. If you’d like to help raise money to support the Adopt a College program, you can join the team. Every dollar you raise will help our activists and volunteers reach more students with Vegan Outreach booklets.

Team Vegan 2012 will begin on May 1 and run through the end of June. You’ll see at TeamVegan.biz/team that some of your favorite activists are already on the team!

Team Green-Ball

How can I join the team?

Register now at TeamVegan.biz! Post your “page” to your social network on May 1, 2012 and ask for donations to support Vegan Outreach. (See, for example, this team page: TeamVegan.biz/team/Green-Ball)

Do I need to run?

Nope. You can set another goal – like leafleting or cycling or having a bake sale and donating the proceeds to VO. You don’t actually have to have any goal or do any activity, besides raising funds for Vegan Outreach.

Why should I do this?

Several generous donors have pledged to match money raised from May 1 to June 30, 2012 up to $85,000! That means we can potentially raise $170,000 for this powerful advocacy!

The money you raise goes to Vegan Outreach to print booklets for the Adopt a College program, not to any one team member, nor to another group or cause.

Simply put: being a part of Team Vegan will create more vegetarians!

Create more vegetarians!

The running, leafleting, baking, etc. is part of the fun. And there are prizes for fundraising! (See the Team Vegan site for more info.)

We hope you’ll join us for Team Vegan 2012!

Please let us know via this contact form if you have any questions or problems using the Team Vegan site!

We’d be thrilled if you could join with your fellow dedicated members and help make Adopt a College 2012–13 the best year yet!

Please join us!

Please click here to register for Team Vegan!

 

Notes from Our Members

Katie Pryor
Team Vegan member Katie Pryor provides enlightenment at CUNY York College.

Two days in February:

Leslie, Lori, Mike, and I reached over 650 at San Jose’s Women of Faith Conference, with a mix of CVA and VO booklets. Today was drastically different than when I leafleted this event several years ago. The acceptance rate was fantastic and we saw many hanging around the front reading the brochures. Many women thanked us for being there, I overheard quite a few comments like, “Oh yes, this is important,” or “We were talking about this the other day,” etc.
     Today at Modesto High School, one student told me: “Oh sh*t! I got this from you last time and it totally changed my mom!”
—Team Vegan member Brian Grupe, 2/28/12

Despite the cold, I smashed records at Cal State, Channel Islands, and Oxnard College. Good interactions; e.g., an older gentleman came by with his Compassionate Choices, saying he and his partner were now thinking of going veg, saying they can’t fathom eating meat knowing what is done to the animals.
—Team Vegan member Nikki Benoit, 2/27/12

Ellen Green
Team Vegan member Ellen Green leaflets the University of Arizona.

Nettie and I met a whole lot of vegetarians at [Western Oregon University], and a lot of people who thanked us for being there or said that they agreed with us. A woman told me that she and her husband have stopped eating factory-farmed animals because of a booklet they received from us in the past, and were exploring vegetarian meats. I got her email and have followed up with her.
—Cobie deLespinasse, 2/27/12

Today, in the face of ag students at Michigan State, I changed my line to “Help stop slavery.” Had history veered just a little some 200 years ago, my family and I might be the ones being made to suffer for the pleasure of others, and perhaps these students would have been pursuing a degree in improving the efficiency of the human slavery industry. Was able to reach nearly 900 students; one declared while walking past me looking at the booklet with her friend that she would never eat meat again.
—Team Vegan member Joe Espinosa, 2/28/12

Another day of presentations and booklet distribution at Sparrows Point High. One of the teachers said he and his wife have been eating vegetarian since previously seeing my presentation. Also got news today that a student who saw the presentation yesterday went veg; today, many vowed to try it.
—Aaron Ross, 2/28/12

Mike, Peter, and I had great reception at Alabama A&M. One student told me the booklet might be just what he needs.
—Team Vegan member Jeff Boghosian, 2/27/12

Tyler
After getting a booklet and encouragement from Team Vegan member John Oberg at SUNY Oswego, Tyler pledged to try veg for at least a month.

Victoria and I reached over 1,350 students at New Mexico State. One man said he read the whole thing, said it’s terrible; got a Guide. Another said he was excited to go veg, got a Guide and encouragement. We also met a supreme court justice for the state of Minnesota who was visiting campus; he took our picture with leaflets and took a Guide for his favorite clerk.
—Team Vegan member Vic Sjodin, 2/28/12

John and I reached over 1,700 students at College of William & Mary and Christopher Newport U. Tons of amazing stories. One guy said that receiving the booklet today was the kick in the butt needed to finally go veg. A young woman also said she was going veg because of the booklet! Two guys stopped by to tell John how they never knew much about factory farming before reading the booklet and they were really moved.
     Another record today at Old Dominion University – 3,000 Even Ifs and 32 Guides. So many people expressing interest in the materials! The highlight was when a woman in the military said, “My drill sergeant got one of those and went vegan.”
—Team Vegan member Jon Camp, 2/28/12

 

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