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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  May 9, 2012

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Jon Camp

The 800,000-Booklet Man!

Jon Camp, Vegan Outreach’s all-time leading leafleter, has now handed a booklet directly to more than 800,000 individuals!


Jon’s leafleting is beyond description: in all kinds of weather, all across the country, from coast to coast and north to south – 46 states, DC, as well as four Canadian provinces!

SUNY Oswego students
Engrossed in the truth at SUNY Oswego,
after getting a booklet from Jon.

But surprisingly, that’s not the most important thing he does for the animals. Hundreds and hundreds of people have been inspired by Jon not only to change their diets and their lives, but also to take action for the animals with Vegan Outreach, leafleting and donating such that our efficient and effective work together can have as big an impact as possible as quickly as possible.

Want to congratulate Jon and help his work in the future?

Please donate to this work via his Team Vegan page today!

Your tax-deductible donation will be doubled, dollar for dollar, giving more power to your support!

As Jon regularly points out, this work can’t occur without your support. Every booklet he offers, every new vegetarian, every new activist – each one is because someone was thoughtful and dedicated enough to donate.

Congratulations to Jon, and thanks to everyone who makes it possible for him, and hundreds of others, to change the world, every day!


Team Vegan Bonus!

Michelle Lukasiewicz
Terry Hagio
Melody Hodges
Todd Lee
Ariel Podgurski
Brett Bradley
Zubair Hussaini

In addition to the matching pool set up by John, Fany, and several anonymous donors, another VO donor has stepped forward to offer the members of Team Vegan an additional special bonus:

Every Team Vegan member who raises $100 by Sunday, May 13 midnight (Mother’s Day!) will receive an additional $150 for Vegan Outreach!

If you want to help put this money to work for the animals (and have your donation doubled as well!), just click over to the Team page and choose your favorite member; any of the members pictured here could use your support!

It’s quick, easy, and secure, and will have a huge impact for the animals!

Please be sure to take advantage of this opportunity today!

Be a part of Team Vegan 2012!

Please click here to
contribute to Team Vegan,
release the bonus money,
and double your donation,
dollar for dollar!


Notes from Our Members

SUNY Binghamton student
Immersed in learning what had been hidden at SUNY Binghamton; photo by Team Vegan member John Oberg.

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Today’s leafleting at SUNY New Paltz brings our four-week tour to its end. It was probably the biggest month of college outreach I’ve ever taken part in. Stats: 30 schools leafleted (at 18 of these we set a new all-day record), 41,718 students leafleted, and 3,210 miles driven.
     It was such a treat spending a month with [fellow Team Vegan member] John Oberg. He is the real deal. I think it’s fair to say that I have a pretty hard work ethic, but if anything, John encouraged me to step up my game and work harder and better.
     As always, none of the work we do would be possible without the support from you donors out there. I know I’ve said this before, but leafleting is not especially glamorous, but it really does get so many people to consider the plight of farmed animals and make changes (as evidenced by all the people who told us on this trip that they were deeply moved by the booklet). I’m continually so grateful that there are those of you out there who see the need for this work and walk the walk by making it happen through your generous contributions. This tour is dedicated to you.
—Team Vegan member Jon Camp, 5/4/12

2,600+ students at Cerritos College with Chad today. Quite a few meaningful handoffs, and probably reformed a few former vegetarians. One young man’s been battling these animal-abuse facts for a while but loves the taste of animal parts. We talked about many things, and I emphasized the fundamental disconnect between our wishes and reality. E.g., the only humans these animals interact with in their artificially fattened and shortened lives are plotting for and anticipating their death. He got it – his dinner’s gonna be different!
—Team Vegan member Nikki Benoit, 3/7/12

CT Veg Festgoer
Learning new things at the CT Veg Fest; photo by Team Vegan member Karen James.

Huge day at Washington State! My favorite time of the day was my short excursion to leaflet outside a talk on mindful eating, which was supposed to be about helping chronic dieters think differently about food (as in, don’t use food to deal with your emotions). The instructor asked for copies of the Even If brochure to share with future workshops.
—Team Vegan member Caleb Wheeldon, 3/6/12

Amanda, the leader of Vegan and Vegetarians at OSU, tabled at Oregon State’s nutrition event, while I went to leaflet my favorite spot. We reached a good many people!
—Team Vegan member Nettie Schwager, 3/6/12

Victoria and I had a long, windy day at the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma Christian University. Met far more vegetarians and vegans than three years ago!
     Monster day today at Oklahoma State, where we reached almost 2,500 students – breaking the previous record by 740! Many great conversations. Started leafleting with new line to conservative crowd: “I’m an animal lover, hope you are too.” Got many positive responses, e.g., “I love animals too!” and burly men saying, “Right on!” Hopefully helps these folks make the connection in some small way that it is incongruent to be an animal lover and yet pay for the confinement, mutilation, and untimely and violent death of animals.
—Team Vegan member Vic Sjodin, 3/7/12

SUNY Cobleskill student
Shocked at SUNY Cobleskill; photo by Jon.

Susan and I had great interactions at Western Connecticut State. I met Kylee, who turned vegetarian 9/22/07, after receiving a Vegan Outreach booklet. She is now trying to go vegan! An R.A. said she is hosting a vegan feed-in next week on campus, and there is a group of about 15 that she works with. One student came back to request 10 more booklets to hand out to her friends! Another student told us she read the entire booklet in her psych class. She said she never knew about the horrendous conditions and treatment of the animals in factory farms. She stated that she could not put the booklet down, and then requested 6 more to give to her friends.
     Susan met a student who has been trying to be vegetarian for three weeks and was worried about whether she could stick to it. She was very excited to receive a Guide, and took a bunch of booklets to distribute at her job. A cop said he knows he needs to go veg, and was happy to get a Guide! One student said that the booklet makes her sad. When Susan responded, “That is because you have a good heart,” her face lit up and she said, “I can do this!”
—Team Vegan member Karen James, 3/8/12

Wow, what a day of outreach at the University of Southern Mississippi! The vast majority of students were interested in the literature, and a number of students were interested in meat reduction. Even better: one woman pledged on the spot to go vegetarian! Another student had tried being vegetarian in high school, and after talking to him he said he’d be trying it again. A campus police officer even took a leaflet and discussed it briefly. This was one of my favorite schools to leaflet. Free speech is alive and well in Mississippi!
—Team Vegan member Jeff Boghosian, 3/6/12


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