Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Dawn Feedback

We're thrilled to announce that Dawn Ratcliffe is taking over as VO's Southeast Coordinator for 2013. More details to follow, but wanted to share this quote from her (one of my favorites, as it a lesson it took me long to learn as well!):

Since becoming vegan in 1995, I have distributed tens of thousands of Vegan Outreach booklets [now over 100,000 -ed] in a dozen states (and counting). Although I started using VO literature early on in my activism, I still felt that leafleting by itself wasn't as effective as protesting every weekend. I couldn't have been more wrong, especially when I looked at the amount of time I spent organizing protests, calling activists to attend the protests, making signs, etc. Maybe I felt that since I had invested so much time and effort, protesting had to be more effective than simply handing out leaflets for an hour or two. Thank goodness that Vegan Outreach continues to steer activists in the right direction!