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campus leafleting - Nassau Community College

-posted by Jennifer G.-

Here's the thing: if you influence just one person to go vegan, BAM, you've just doubled your lifetime total of animals saved. Imagine if each of us got another person to go vegan this year? Keep multiplying, baby—this is how we change the world.

And campus leafleting is one of the best ways to spend our limited activist time & energy. See below for why.

Karen James is one of Vegan Outreach's dedicated campus leafleting Coordinators, and she's inviting any interested VLI members to join her next Wednesday at Nassau Community College. No experience necessary. She will provide the VO literature.

Instructions from Karen:

1. What to bring: a backpack or messenger bag, water or some other type of drink, and lunch or snacks if you are joining us for a full day.

2. Please send me your cell phone number, so we can be in touch with you if bad weather changes our plans. My cell phone number is[masked]-6963. And please do NOT text me. I do not have texting, so it starts to add up! Phone calls only, please.

3. ParkingYou must stop in the security building, get a "permit", then choose a visitor spot.

4. If we run in to any security or staff on campus with complaints or questions about our being there, please allow me to be the speaker/representative for the group.


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Here's why campus leafleting rocks:

Campuses have high foot traffic between class periods, so you can reach hundreds of people in a relatively short amount of time.

And college students are a key population to target. Why? Because at this stage of their lives, they tend to be open to new information. And as young adults, they're making more of their own food-shopping decisions.

Also, being young means that students have more years of life left. That means more years of eating left, which means more animals to be saved by going vegan.

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  • Ann M.

    What a fulfilling day! I so enjoyed advocating for the animals with all of you. It's especially thrilling to know that we connected interested students at NCC to form a club, and that they will be advocating for more vegetarian food options on campus.

    September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi folks! We most certainly did ROCK this campus! We set a new record....2,481!!! WHAT? Oh yeah! It was so nice to meet all of you. We had good interactions, and met a lot of vegetarians and vegans. All of were so valuable in making this happen. Thanks to everyone who helped out, and to Jennifer for the awesome woman that you are, running this super fine group! Hope to see you next semester!
    Posting some photos, too!

    September 13, 2013

  • Jennifer G.

    So great to see Ann Merrill, AnneMarie and Jana! (Sorry I missed seeing Lauren.) You all were terrific. I was worried that AnneMarie & Jana might encounter a discouragingly low take rate due to saturation by late morning—but you ended up handing out a whole bunch, I think? Thank you for joining the effort. I hope you felt good afterwards about the outreach you did. I went home feeling SO happy to have reached so many students. We ROCKED it.

    Even the encounter with security was no sweat. The campus police officer approached me and said I couldn't do what I was doing... but I was cool as a cucumber, b/c I had an email from NCC's Associate General Counsel confirming our right to leaflet on campus. I showed it to him, and the blue knight retreated without further ado.

    At the very end, one of my last leaflets went to Agada, who gave me a hug and said she'd been thinking she ought to go vegan. She was so excited and grateful to have met me, it was the perfect way to finish the day.

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are meeting on the plaza outside of the Library.

    1 · September 10, 2013

    • Ann M.

      OK. See you in the morning.

      September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just a note: If we "saturate" the campus early, we will leave early. If you plan to arrive after noontime, please call me first!

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Ann. Could I please have your cell phone number, in case of any last minute changes?

    September 6, 2013

    • Ann M.

      [masked] Looking forward to leafleting with you again.

      September 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, me too! Thank you!

      September 7, 2013

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