Peanut Butter BreadLast night, 30 friends came over to celebrate the inclusion of a 2008 ballot initiative that helps farm animals in the state of California. In November, voters in our state will have a chance to vote on the measure. If passed, this initiative will be the largest piece of animal welfare legislature in U.S. history. Although it’s a modest measure, it will make a difference in the lives of chickens, pigs and calves in California by giving them minimum space standards in their living conditions.

Now that it’s going to be on the ballot, we are moving to the next step of the campaign; raising public awareness. In order to do this, Californians for Humane Farms and the Humane Society of the United States will create and run a television advertising campaign to educate voters about choosing a more compassionate way of raising animals for food.

So this leads me to the benefit dinner. Megan prepared an amazing meal for everyone. A couple dishes that stand out in my mind were the Turmeric Lo-Mein with Thai Tofu, the Thai Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing and for desert, the Vegan Peanut Butter-Banana Chocolate Chip Bread. For libations the Sangria was a huge hit.

The generosity of our friends was incredible, in total they donated $1,700 $1750 to help the campaign. A huge thank you to everyone that supported this initiative and donated.

If you are just now finding out about this and want to provide your support (even if you’re not a California resident), please do so today at - you can sign up to host your own house party, endorse the initiative as a local business owner and of course, make a donation to help the campaign.

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Comment by Allie
2008-06-23 12:31:59

Nice job!

Please join us on facebook if you are on there!

Comment by Paul Shapiro
2008-06-23 15:40:05

Thanks so much to everyone who came out and supported the ballot initiative!

Comment by eric
2008-06-23 22:05:31

Yeah, it really was pretty awesome! Going into it we had a goal of raising $1,000 but because of the amazing folks dedicated to reducing farm animal suffering, we were able to raise almost double that.

Hosting an event like this is a great way to raise money and have a good time in the process. It also provides a way for people that believe in and support a cause to meet and get to know each other. So many positive things!

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