How can YOU take action in your hometown? Request a proclamation to your local mayor’s office!
What is a proclamation?
A proclamation 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. Our goal is to secure as many proclamations as possible commemorating Meatout (March 20, 2019), and you can help.
How to Request a Proclamation:
• A proclamation may be requested via e-mail, fax, or postal mail (in some cases there are online forms). Search for your local mayor’s office or call to find out.
• Requests must be sent four to six weeks before it is needed to allow adequate time to be considered (try to send the email/request by February 23rd).
• 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 requested each year.
• Preference are be given to residents within local communities (this is key part of our strategy for engaging YOU).
Sample email requesting your Meatout Proclamation:
March 20 is the first day of Spring, and it also marks the national celebration of Meatout!
Launched 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 consideration on this special request.
[Name, phone, address]
March 20, 2019
A PROCLAMATION BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ___________________________ .
WHEREAS, a whole food, plant-based diet reduces our risk of various ailments, including heart disease, high-blood pressure, stroke, various cancers, and diabetes;
WHEREAS, a plant-based diet helps protect the environment by reducing our carbon footprint, preserving forests, grasslands and wildlife habitats, and reduces pollution of waterways;
WHEREAS, a growing number of people are reducing their meat consumption to help prevent animal cruelty;
WHEREAS, since Meatout was launched in 1985, more than 35 million Americans have explored a plant-based diet and reduced their consumption of meat, dairy, and eggs; and major food manufacturers and national franchises are marketing more meat-free options in response to this growing demand:
NOW, THEREFORE I, the Mayor of the City of ___________________ do hereby pronounce March 20, 2019 as “Meatout Day” and call upon all the residents to explore a wholesome diet of whole grains, vegetables, and fresh fruit.