Designate a set number of leafleters for your protest. We recommend that the leafleters not look like part of the group – no holding signs or wearing “activist clothing.” The leafleters should always be professional and approachable.
Prior to the protest, position leafleters outside the parking lots where people are coming through and, if possible, near the entrances. It’s best to place leafleters before and/or after the protest line.
Leaflets should be distributed with a positive attitude and a smile. “Would you like some information about Saratoga Race Course?” or “Here is some information about what is happening here today.” Again, always be professional and courteous.
Please refrain from placing leaflets on cars or other property. It’s best to hand them directly to passersby (assuming, that is, they are willing to accept).
If someone says “No,” or utters something unkind, simply smile and refocus to the next person. Do not engage in confrontation (even if someone takes a leaflet and crumbles it up in front of you). The animals need us to remain calm. (See guidelines for a successful protest.)
After the protest or leafleting event, please take a few moments to check the area for discarded leaflets and pick them up. Reuse what you can and dispose of the rest accordingly.