Vote Veg! That's the message of "Meat-Free Politicians," my new article which VegNews magazine published on their website today. The piece includes short profiles of five vegetarian leaders at the national, state and local levels:
- US Congressman Dennis Kucinich
- US Congresswoman Betty Sutton
- Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin
- California Assemblyman Jim Beall, Jr.
- San Francisco Supervisor Sophie Maxwell
My aim was to highlight the work that each of these elected officials has done to help move the veg cause forward.
I have been vegetarian since 1996, and vegan since 2002. Between 2004-2009, I was a staff writer/editor for two animal rights non-profits: In Defense of Animals and Farm Sanctuary. I've also written many articles for both magazines and websites, as well as brochures, flyers and booklets about veganism and animal rights. Much of my published writing is on my websites: www.animalrighter.com and www.ultrawriting.com.