Saturday, January 10, 2009

ACTIVIST ALERT!

Public Hearing Set for Friday, January 30, 2009 at 10am

The hearing on the Carriage Horse Bills will take place on the 2nd floor of City Hall, Council Chambers. Tony Avella (our hero) will be there to back up Intro.658-2007, which seeks to ban the Carriage Horse Industry; Intro.653-A/2007 is an Industry bill and must be opposed.

The industry will be out in force so PLEASE BE THERE TO SHOW SUPPORT. If you'd like to testify, you will be allowed two minutes only, so: Please Contact Coalition@banhdc.org to give us a head's up.

Friday, January 9, 2009

From our friends at NYC ACT


NY ACT - Update
Happy New Year, NYC ACTivists! As winter falls upon the Big Apple, we’d love for you to join us for some of our post-holi-daze activist events! Read on for more info!

January ACTivist Meeting
1/22; 6:30 p.m.; 55 West 14th St. 8E

Please join us on Thursday, January 22 for our monthly activist meeting. These meetings are a terrific way to connect with fellow animal advocates, share ideas and experiences with like-minded folks who are also making a difference, and get involved with Farm Sanctuary’s outreach efforts in New York City.

When: Thursday, January 22, 2009, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Mayor’s Alliance Offices; 55 West 14th Street #8E (Near 6th Ave. on the north
side of 14th St.)
RSVP: E-mail David at campaignintern2@farmsanctuary.org

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Cold-Buster Leafleting
1/24; 2-4 p.m.; Union Square

Wintery weather giving you a heavy heart? Leafleting with your friends from Farm Sanctuary will surely lift your spirits! Join us as we educate New Yorkers about all the easy steps they can take to help farm animals.

When: Saturday, January 24, 2009, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Meet outside of the Whole Foods Market on E. 14th Street
RSVP: E-mail David at campaignintern2@farmsanctuary.org

NYC Lit Droppers Needed
Dropping off a stack of Farm Sanctuary brochures at various restaurants, caf├ęs, health food stores, coffee shops, and other friendly establishments in your area is a simple and effective way to make a huge difference for the animals. Contact National Advocacy Organizer Jasmin Singer today to schedule a time to pick up a stack of brochures from our Soho office. If it is inconvenient for you to drop by this location, we will mail the literature to you.

Farm Sanctuary Flatiron Office Seeking Volunteers
Here’s your chance to help animals by working with other ACTivists in a positive and inspiring atmosphere! Ongoing needs include thank you calls and letter-writing. Outgoing and sociable volunteers have enjoyed this opportunity in the past. If interested, please call Krysta at 212-989-8482. Saturday opportunities are available.

January Tips and Ideas

· For activism tips, be sure to visit our tools and resources page.

· As you see animal stories — both good and bad — in your local paper, why not write a letter-to-the-editor?

· If you’re in or around NYC, e-mail Jasmin and ask to be added to her email distribution list. This is a terrific way to stay on top of last-minute volunteer opportunities in the Big Apple.

· Winter is the perfect time to schedule a leafleting! If you’re interested in scheduling an hour or two, e-mail Jasmin, and she’ll help you get started!

· Starting a veg book club is a great way to spread compassion, understanding and ideas! Why not pick an animal-themed book (such as Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food) and get together once a month with your friends for some vegan cupcakes and discussion?

As always, we’d love to hear about your activism. E-mail Jasmin atjsinger@farmsanctuary.org and you might find yourself featured in an upcoming ACT Update!

Mitch