Take the MeatOut Challenge!
Accept one (or more) of these actions and take the pledge so we can stay in touch and provide more tips, tricks, suggestions, and support.
Post MeatOut memes on your social media pages (scroll down)
Help secure a government proclamation in your hometown (see below)
Challenge friends to make a meal from our MeatOut Menu
Write a letter to your newspaper about your reason for dropping animal meat (instructions/link below)
Already vegan? Let your friends know about your favorite plant-based meats, cheeses, and ice creams and send them a plant-based shopping list. Share your favorite recipes or host a potluck.
For more than 35 years MeatOut Day (March 20) has been proclaimed in cities, counties and states across the United States. Want to help spread the word? This page will help you reach out to your local officials (get started now) to proclaim MeatOut Day in your hometown.
Request MeatOut Proclamations From Your Local Changemakers
What is a proclamation?
A proclamation (also called a resolution in some localities) is an official document issued by Governors, Mayors, or other Elected Officials to commemorate a specific time period (day, week, or month) for the purpose of raising awareness of an issue or celebrating milestones. For MeatOut’s 25th anniversary, our goal is to secure as many proclamations as possible commemorating MeatOut (March 20, 2020), and you can help.
How to Request a Proclamation:
A proclamation may be requested through email, fax, postal mail, or online forms. Contact your local changemakers (Governor, Mayor, City Council, Board of Supervisors, State Legislature, etc.) to find out what process they require.
The process for requesting a proclamation usually takes weeks, so contact your elected officials as soon as possible.
Provide a draft of the proclamation (see below).
The representative’s office reserves the right to modify or deny any proclamation request. If a proclamation has been issued in the past, a new request still needs to be submitted each year.
Sample Email Requesting Your MeatOut Proclamation:
March 20 is the first day of Spring, and it also marks the national celebration of MeatOut. Started in 1985, MeatOut empowers thousands of people from coast to coast to turn over a new leaf by exploring the many benefits of plant-based eating — for animals, our health, and the planet.
As celebrations continue to grow and expand, I’m writing to request a Proclamation declaring March 20 as MeatOut Day in [name of city/county]. For your convenience and consideration, I’ve included sample language below.
By Proclaiming MeatOut Day in our community, it shows support for vital work of educating the public on the benefits of choosing plant-based foods for human health, the planet, and the animals.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need more information and I’ll also be happy to follow up in the next few days.
Thank you for considering this special request.
[Name, phone, address]