How to Get Involved
One of the things I like best about my work at PCRM is frequently getting to talk to our members, and one of the most inspiring questions I get asked is “What else can I do to help?” It’s this level of dedication to PCRM’s work that drives us forward, and there are always areas where your help is needed. Here are a few suggestions for your 2008 to-do list:
Distribute our Vegetarian Starter Kit to your friends, family, and neighbors. Leave our Vegetarian Starter Kit at your local library, community center, food co-op, or place of worship. You may have to ask permission to do this, but many places welcome the distribution of veg-friendly materials. Request a free supply from firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-686-2210, ext. 304.
Write a letter to the editor of your local paper. See an article about nutrition or ethics in research that you’d like to respond to? Send a letter to the editor—and send us a copy if you get published! See our letter-writing tips to get you started.
Ask the March of Dimes sponsors to end their support for animal experiments. By educating corporate sponsors about the March of Dimes’ inhumane and ineffective animal experiments, we can encourage sponsors to end their support of the March of Dimes or at least restrict donations to non-animal programs. Our Web site has a list of national and regional March of Dimes sponsors, as well as a sample letter to send them.
- Contact medical schools that continue to use live animals in teaching. While the majority of medical schools in the United States have replaced live animal labs with modern and humane alternatives, a few medical schools continue to use them. If your local universities or alma mater is still on the list, please write school officials to express your concerns about these exercises. View the latest list of schools.
See our action alerts for more suggestions on how to get involved, call membership coordinator Brian Halprin at 202-686-2210, ext. 304. Thank you for your continuing commitment to PCRM’s efforts!
Betsy Wason, C.F.R.E.
Director of Development