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Food Empowerment Project Newsletter

June 14th, 2016

1. Why I Vote
2. Talks and Interviews
3. F.E.P. Named Favorite Charity!
4. WA Chapter Event

1. Why I Vote

"I don't see my vote as some sort of patriotic duty but more as a way to honor those who sacrificed so much for me to be able to do so."

That's a quote from Food Empowerment Project founder and executive director lauren Ornelas' most recent blog discussing why voting is important to her.

lauren writes about voting rights for women and people of color and makes the compelling case that voting is a way to show respect for the sacrifices made by those who fought so hard so we would have the ability to cast our votes!

2. Talks and Interviews

As always, lauren has been busy giving talks and interviews, inspiring people with her passionate message about harnessing the power of our food choices to improve the world for humans and nonhuman animals.

If you haven't seen lauren talk in person or just can't get enough of hearing her, watch her talk on human rights abuses in the food system. The beginning of this talk is a powerful articulation of what it is like to be a woman of color working for social justice as well as the problematic understanding of "intersectionality" that is prevalent in the animal rights movement. This is a vitally important message many people need to hear.  

You can also listen to the May Day-themed interview she gave with Australia's Freedom of Species radio.

3. F.E.P. Named Favorite Charity!

We are honored to be named by Vegan Professional Network (you have to be a Facebook user to view this page) as one of their favorite charities! 

We are grateful to them for helping us work towards meeting our $50,000 matching donation goal by raising awareness about our work!

You can help us meet that goal too!

Donate Now!
4. WA Chapter Event

F.E.P.'s new Washington chapter hosted our first event in Seattle in May, and it was a huge success! We had a great turnout for lauren's information-filled talk about the connections between human and non-human animal suffering in the food system. People left inspired to learn more and energized to join F.E.P. in creating a more just and sustainable world for everyone.

Thanks so much to our hard-working and dedicated Washington volunteers!

To learn more about our Washington Chapter, see the Facebook page. You don't have to be a Facebook user to view.

Join Our Team!

F.E.P. is hiring a part-time Office & Marketing Manager to work on a wide variety of tasks and projects.

If you live near Rohnert Park, CA,
we'd love to have you apply!

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