The American Vampire League is delighted to announce the appointment of Rev. Steve Newlin as the organization’s new spokesperson and public-affairs chief. In a statement to press, Newlin explained what may seem a surprising change of heart. “As leader of the ruthless anti-vampire terrorist group The Fellowship of the Sun, I have an insider’s view of the hate and bigotry facing vampires today.” He went on to say that since his turning last year, he has recognized the error of his former bigoted ways and is inspired to spread the truth about vampires: That they are peaceful, law-abiding citizens. “When you see that even a feared zealot can be welcomed into the fold, I think it’s pretty hard to deny that vampires are compassionate and accepting.” Please join us in welcoming Steve to the organization – great things are to come!
Since the first announcement that vampires had “come out of the coffin,” Nan Flanagan has served as the official face of the American Vampires League, ushering the organization through its fledgling years, launching numerous public-service campaigns, and championing vampire rights across a variety of complex political arenas. So, it is with regret that we announce her decision to resign from her position, effective immediately. “I look forward to having more time to enjoy the freedoms we’ve fought so hard for,” she wrote in a statement released by her office. “I plan to spend time with my loved ones and get used to a major shift in work-life balance.”
Production is underway for a new public education campaign, designed to increase awareness and quell fears. Reminding the public that Vampires Were People Too, the campaign will feature key figures from our community. Check back soon for our first PSA, expected to appear on local stations starting June 27th.
The AVL is pleased to announce the endowment of the Jerry McCafferty Memorial Scholarship fund, to be awarded annually to a graduate student specializing in human rights reporting. Open to any man or woman enrolled in an accredited broadcast journalism advanced degree program.
The AVL is launching a campaign of Tolerance rallies in key communities. We are enlisting an impressive roster of guest speakers to share their personal experiences with vampire-human relations. We will provide customizable flyers. If you are interested in organizing a rally in your town, contact the AVL.