Give peas a chance
Join Date: May 2007
Location: California, USA
I don't know if I would start another one unless it was necessary. It might be more efficient to approach the leader of this second group and ask what is going on. Perhaps they only meet every month or so. Or perhaps the leader doesn't have time to lead. If that's the case, say that you've got some ideas and would like to try to get things going on a more frequent basis. Perhaps you can be co-leader, or the person in charge of planning activities.
My advice, and I did a lot of organizing in college, is to have a mix of activities. In addition to the leaflets, maybe volunteering at the pound, a trip to a farm sanctuary, a vegan ice cream social, vegan potluck... Passing out leaflets will attract the hardcore people, but the fun and interesting activities will attract a broader audience, and that's what you'll need to grow the group.
I think I've heard that about 3 percent of the population in the US is vegan and around 25 percent is interested in vegetarianism. If you know the size of the student body you could calculate the size of the potential audience on campus.
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