Want to Leaflet at School? Follow These Tips!
Leafleting is a super-easy, fun, and effective way to speak up for animals at school. Follow these helpful tips and you’ll be changing hearts and minds in no time!
1. E-mail peta2 to get materials.
Did you know we’ll send you leaflets and other materials to help you speak up about whichever campaigns or issues are most important to you? Simply contact us to get started.
2. Pick a location.
Once you get permission from your school, decide where to hand out the leaflets. The best places have heavy foot traffic. Think the cafeteria (or any common areas where classmates eat at lunchtime) and locations where students are waiting to get picked up after school. Hint: It helps to set up a table at school, too! If your leaflets are about fur or leather, you might also want to hand them out near a store or shopping center that sells it. You should always stand on a public sidewalk and never block any entrances or roads.
3. Take a friend along.
There’s power in numbers. Petitioning and leafleting with friends or an animal rights club is a great way to campaign for change at your school—and if a club doesn’t exist yet, start one! Then join Students Opposing Speciesism.
4. Follow the basics, and smile.
Don’t be afraid. The worst that can happen is that someone will say, “No thanks,” but the best-case scenario is that you’ll inspire someone else to save animals. Hold a leaflet out and say, “Hey there! Did you get one of these yet?” or “Hey! Here’s some information on helping animals.” When you’re petitioning, ask, “Have you signed this yet?” or “Do you mind signing this?” And be sure to smile, even if someone is rude or doesn’t take your leaflet.
5. Know the facts.
Read up on animal rights issues (check out our pages!) to learn the facts. If someone asks you a question that you don’t know the answer to, just give them your e-mail address so you can answer the question later on. If you don’t feel comfortable with that, you can always ask them to e-mail us at [email protected]. We’re here to help.
Leaflet at School = Earn peta2 Points!
If you leafleted at school (or in your community) to speak out for animals within the last month, we want to hear all about it and reward you for making a difference. Tell us how your action went using the form below and you may earn 75 peta2 points for your peta2 Rewards account that you can redeem for exclusive merch!