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California Politicians Participating in US Vegetarian Week

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Vegetarianism has really taken off in California -- and in L.A. specifically -- as of late. LAUSD adopted a meatless Monday program, as has the city as a whole. So it seems only natural that some of our state's major politicians would support the US VegWeek, which begins on Earth day.

California State Senator Ted Lieu and Assemblymember Das Williams both have pledged to go meatless for at least seven days as a way to discover the benefits and flavor possibilities within meat-free eating.

“Healthier living is an idea that sells itself and leads to longer lives and an improved quality of life,” said Calif. Sen. Lieu. in a release to the press, who takes the pledge for the fourth year in a row. “As a state policymaker, and father of two, I enthusiastically encourage everyone to participate in US VegWeek by treating themselves to more fresh fruits and vegetables that can lead to a longer, healthier life - and lifestyle.”

The US Veg week was launched in 2009, and has been picking up steam since.

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If you'd like to try out some meatless recipes and dining options around L.A. in honor of US Vegetarian week too, you can check out ours here.