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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  May 16, 2012

Notes from Vegan Outreach

  From John (below) and Jon: “At Syracuse U, Nadine (above) stopped by to say that it was our outreach on campus last year that convinced her to stop eating her animal friends.”
  John Oberg

Holy Chicken!

Last year at this time, we were amazed at the new spring-term record for Adopt a College – over 600,000 students reached.

This spring, we’ve soared past that record!

Past 700,000.

Past 800,000!

Together, we’ve already reached 843,535 students at a record 941 schools!

What an amazing leap forward for the animals!

We’ve been able to reach these individuals because of the donors who stepped up and contributed to the end-of-year matching campaign.

Even as activists are still reaching new people every day, we’re looking ahead to the fall semester. The number of new students we reach depends on how many booklets we can print and ship.

And that depends on you!

Do you want more people to learn the truth and to start taking action for the animals?

Do you want to create more and more vegetarians standing up for what’s right and providing the animals a voice?

Please donate to Team Vegan 2012!

Your contribution will be doubled, dollar for dollar!

You can contribute to the Team’s general fund, or any of the amazing Team members. Today, we’d like to highlight the Team Vegan pages of a few of our key personnel:

Nikki Benoit, Southern California Coordinator; Jeff Boghosian, Southeast Coordinator; Brian Grupe, Northern California Coordinator; Rick Hershey; Vic Sjodin; Lana Smithson; Katie Pryor, New York City Coordinator; Fred Tyler; Caleb Wheeldon, Northwest Coordinator.

So what are you waiting for?

Please be a part of it today!

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


Notes from Our Members

Clifton Stone
Brian sends this picture of Clifton Stone
at the University of San Francisco.

Great day at Cal State Northridge, where Alexandra and I reached 2,100 students. Right away in the morning, I met a young woman who wanted to change her diet. During my final walking leafleting through campus, I see a guy zipping up his backpack, telling a girl “Ya know, I’m in a place in my life right now where I just want to learn…” So nosy Nikki walks over to hand him a booklet (cuz I was sent by the Learning Fairies) and the girl yells, “THAT’S WHAT I JUST GAVE HIM! Can I get another one now?” So I gave her another and a Guide. Crazy!
—Team Vegan member Nikki Benoit, 3/8/12

Clarion University (in a rural part of PA) was very positive. One young woman said to her friends, “I’m vegetarian. I love him!”
     A couple at California University of Pennsylvania were out giving free prayers, and asked if I’d like them to pray for anything. I said that since I was out working to help animals, I’d appreciate them praying for a decrease in animal suffering. They both made earnest prayers for God to grant me a good day of outreach, to keep me warm, and to look after the animals he created. I told them that I was heartened by their prayers and that I appreciated them taking the issue of animal suffering seriously.
     At Edinboro Unversity, one student told me farmers do what they do because it’s efficient. I mentioned that I knew farmers did what they did out of efficiency and not out of malice, but that the efficiency takes a toll on animals and the animals are my constituents, so I wanted others to know about their suffering. I also mentioned that I have family in Iowa involved in animal agriculture, that I wasn’t out to demonize anyone, and that compassion can be extended to both humans and animals. We left on good terms.
—Team Vegan member Jon Camp, 3/5/12

SUNY Binghamton students
John saw these SUNY Binghamton students engrossed in learning the truth after getting booklets from Jon.

One ag student at the University of Idaho had a talking point prepared, so I was glad to have read Jon’s post from Edinboro University. One guy reacted very rudely and loudly, but I got the last laugh: people noticed him acting this way and asked me for the information I had. H8ers make us famous!
—Team Vegan member Caleb Wheeldon, 3/7/12

Cold but amazing day with Lisa at CUNY Queens College. We met the Director of Student Life and he is vegan! We also met one girl who made a donation on the spot.
—Team Vegan member Katie Pryor, 3/7/12

Reached over 900 students at Sacramento State. I probably met three dozen vegetarians / vegans. This concludes a big week, where I reached 5,374 students, which might be one of the biggest weeks I’ve had since working for VO.
—Team Vegan member Brian Grupe, 3/9/12

Had 2 bicycle handoffs, 1 skateboard handoff, and 1 golf cart at Central Connecticut State, where I reached 852 more students. A student stopped to tell me that she did a report on factory farming, utilizing the VO literature I gave her last semester, and she got an A+! She thanked me for being there, and said she was glad that her class learned about it, too!
—Team Vegan member Karen James, 3/8/12

Nettie Schwager
Nettie hoops it up for the animals at
Chemeketa Community College.

Quick session at Harold Washington College, where one of the vegetarians I met let me know that it was getting a booklet from us 4 years ago that moved him to stop eating meat.
—Team Vegan member Joe Espinosa, 3/7/12

Good outreach at Richard J. Daley College and the University of Chicago. One woman took the booklet as a sign to change; she was happy to get a Guide.
—Team Vegan member Leslie Patterson, 3/14/12

Good day of outreach at Louisiana State University. I spoke with one student who used to be vegetarian for 4 years in high school but started eating meat because of weightlifting. I pointed him to the Robert Cheeke pic in the back of the brochure and Vegan Bodybuilding. Also met a couple of other vegetarians who were happy to see a like-minded soul. One of them was considering starting a group on campus.
—Team Vegan member Jeff Boghosian, 3/9/12

Amazing amount of interest at Kean University. A number of students were right at the tipping point and are now on their way to veg. Also met a freshman who was vegetarian for a couple of months but let her family scare her into thinking that she would lose weight and become unhealthy. I empowered her with enough information to be able to call them on their bullsh*t. Handed out a total of 22 Guides!
—Team Vegan member Lisa Hines, 3/14/12

From a recent batch of requests for the Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating:

I received a booklet at my community college on Tuesday, and I have decided that I want to help reduce animals’ suffering by going vegan.

I just saw the booklet at my college, so I want to try vegan. I don’t like the abuse.

Matt Ball
After taking a few steps to register the question, “Help animals?” a University of Arizona student reaches back to take a booklet from one-third of Team Green-Ball.

I got the booklet at a bus stop. Life changing!

I received the Compassionate Choices booklet in 2009 at my college and became a vegetarian. Received another booklet this year and decided to research and pass the word around. Thank you!!

I was handed a booklet on campus, and I have now been a vegetarian for almost 3 months. I’m planning on making this a lifelong decision!

I walked into class (where I am actually writing a paper on the negative effects of slaughterhouses) and the booklet was on the table.

People were handing out informational booklets on campus. I read it and it really is so shocking!

I got a really helpful booklet at a local music festival about a year ago. Although I just recently went vegan, about 3 weeks ago, I had always saved the booklet. It was definitely persuasive, and was a definite contributing factor into my decision to go vegan.


Prevent Suffering!

Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the suffering of farmed animals by promoting informed, ethical eating.

All donations are tax-deductible.

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