Ask your city or county to endorse VegWeek

In the past, multiple cities and states have issued proclamations to endorse VegWeek. This is a really important action to take as, in recognizing VegWeek, they encourage residents, restaurants, schools, grocery stores, organizations, and other institutions to promote vegan eating.

Issuing a proclamation is a great way to spread the message of VegWeek even further, and can make a big impact for animals.

If you’d like to take part in this important action, simply follow the steps below:

Find a contact email address for your city council representative. You can usually find this by googling “contact <city name> council member.” You can contact one or all of the council members available. If you have time - you could also do some research to see which council member has supported animal or environmental issues in the past, as this may mean there’s a better chance of them championing our cause.

Write to your city council member. Please find our template text below which you are welcome to copy and paste in your email (just be sure to include the specific, relevant information where its needed).

<Template text>

Dear ..,

I hope you’re well. By way of introduction, my name’s <your name> and I am a proud resident of <city name>.

We are currently in the middle of a climate emergency and climate change is an issue that I care about greatly, along with animal protection.

Animal agriculture stands as one of the leading contributors to climate change. An action that we can all take to reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the planet is by incorporating more vegan foods into our diet.

By doing this, we can also have a positive impact on our health; the National Institutes of Health recognizes “the health risks of eating high amounts of red meat, which has been associated with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers in other studies.”

I know that climate change, human health and animal protection are all issues that <city name> cares deeply about, just as I do.

With that in mind, I’m writing to ask you to please issue a proclamation in support of Animal Outlook’s VegWeek initiative. VegWeek encourages people to pledge to try vegan for a week. If everybody in the country took this action, we could dramatically reduce our collective carbon footprint.

Other cities and states, including Washington D.C. and the state of Hawai’i, have issued a proclamation in support of VegWeek, and I very much hope I can count on you to do the same.

I would be grateful if, in support of this effort, you will proclaim the week of April 15, 2024 to be the first “[City name] VegWeek,” continuing annually.

You can find a sample proclamation that you can edit and implement, together with more actions you can take to publicize this important action, here.

I hope I can count on you to set a positive example by taking this important action.

Kind regards,

<End of template text>

We'd love to hear how you get on - please email our Director of Outreach and Engagement with any response you get from your city and we will happily celebrate your city in our social media and press pitches.