-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.
Lisa Drapkin is one of Vegan Outreach (http://www.veganoutreach.org/)'s dedicated campus leafleting (http://www.adoptacollege.org/) Coordinators, and she's inviting any interested VLI members to join her on Thursday, Nov. 14 at Nassau Community College. No experience necessary. She will provide the VO literature (http://www.veganoutreach.org/advocacy/resources.html).
If you've never leafleted before (or even if you have!) here's a video with tips from leafleting expert Vic Sjodin:
1. What to bring: cellphone, 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 us your cell phone number, so we can be in touch with you if bad weather changes our plans, or if you need help finding us. Lisa's email address is lisad [at] veganoutreach.org.
3. Parking: According to the NCC website, visitors need to get a pass from the Public Safety Office, then you can park in any of the student lots. This page links to a campus map: http://www.ncc.edu/campusservices/parkingandsafety/mapanddirections.shtml
4. If we run in to any security or staff who question our activity, NO WORRIES! We have a letter from NCC's legal counsel affirming our right to leaflet there. (Jennifer will bring a copy.)
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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.