Fifteen Things You Can Do as an Animal Rights Activist Instead of Jumping on Stage and Screaming Incoherently this Election Year…

Marla Rose
3 min readMar 4, 2020
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By now, we’ve all heard what happened at Joe Biden’s rally last night. (A tired rehashing of this, and this…) In an age when people actually do have to fear for their lives due to the proliferation of easily accessed guns, is this really a smart idea? Not just for the politicians and public figures but for the well-intentioned activists who could get killed by a panicked security guard with a gun? I don’t think so.

Here are fifteen things you can do instead.

1. Be “out” as a friendly and helpful vegan so people will know to come to you with their questions or when they need support.

2. Volunteer to take people to grocery stores — including dollar stores! — to show them how and where to find affordable and convenient vegan food.

3. Teach a cooking class in your community or for your friends, family and neighbors.

4. Leave vegan starter kits behind wherever you go: The gym, public transit, the DMV, the library, hospital waiting rooms, medical offices, etc. Contact the organizations to have them sent to you, which most will do for the cost of shipping.