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ADVICE: Leafleting Tips From Wisconsin Street Teamer!

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Posted December 1, 2011 by Christina

How many of you guys are sometimes nervous about passing out leaflets to people? I know I am sometimes!

It’s super easy and super fulfilling to pass out information about cruelty to animals to people in your city or at your school, and Street Teamer Jordan Turner has sent us his top leafleting tips to help get your leafleting career jump-started!

Ready? Check ’em out:

  1. Always keep a smile on your face even if someone is rude.
  2. Have some fun with it—dress up in costumes! For example, if you’re leafleting about McDonald’s, wear a chicken costume. (Note from peta2: Check out Halloween stores right after the holiday—the costumes are cheap! Or go to your local costume store anytime.)
  3. If peta2 doesn’t have a leaflet that you’re looking for, feel free to make your own. Make it colorful to get people’s attention!
  4. If someone asks you an “obvious” question, don’t make that person feel stupid. Make that person feel welcome, and calmly answer the question to the best of your ability.
  5. Don’t chew gum, listen to your iPod, or sit down while leafleting—stand up and make people feel comfortable going up to you.
  6. Feel free to bring some friends to help you out.
  7. If someone asks you a question that you don’t know the answer to, get their phone number or e-mail address and tell them that you’ll get back to them. Don’t try to make something up.
  8. Try to keep this quote in mind: “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”
    ?Elie Wiesel
  9. If you’re shy or scared to talk to people, think of how scared exploited animals are. You are their voice. Don’t miss a chance to stand up against cruelty.

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Feeling more confident? Get out there and get workin’! If you’re in need of leaflets, you can print some from here or e-mail us at peta2@peta2.com, and we’ll send them to you for free!

BONUS: Submit a pic of yourself leafleting for 750 points!

Do YOU have tips for passing out leaflets? If so, comment below so that we can see whatcha got!

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  • Profile photo of CarolineS

    1006 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That last piece of advice ^.^ Is the best. Thanks!

  • 1335 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i put leaflet in my school book that i took out from the school liberby and public one to so when some takes out a book they see my peta2 leaflet in the book they check out

  • 1335 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Pick all the discarded leaflets – reuse them!

  • 1336 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The hardest part is to keep calm and pleasant. I had people tell me to die, kill myself, f*** off, and be in the animals place instead when I participated in a demonstration against the seal hunt. I woman who could have been my mother told me I was “f***ed in the head” and hoped I “a man beats you to death because a girl like you deserves it”.

    • 1335 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      Oh my God!! That’s upsetting to hear. Just ignore the haters (though it’s really hard to), they just can’t accept the facts. It’s people like you who will do great and make a difference in the world!

    • 1323 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      There will always be those who make misassumptions because of the title you wear as a PETA Member. We are generalized like the Muslims- as if we’re all extremists. There will always be ignorant fools who seek to explain instead of understand. Keep your head up, ignore them all, and focus on the Cause :)

  • 1336 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When leafleting should I say something to people when giving them the leaflet? Like “dont buy fur this season” or something like that?

  • 1336 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I really wan’t to leaflet outside of Petsmart, because that campaign is most important to me. My mom won’t let me though :(.

    • 1336 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      Hey Jake, have you talked to your mom, and explained why it’s important to you? You should show her undercover investigations of “pocket pet” mills. Also, inform her that it’s not illegal to hand out leaflets or protest on public property. :)

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