Cory Booker is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey, in office since 2013. He previously served as Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013, and is considered one of the most prominent Democrats in New Jersey.
Booker has recently adopted a vegan lifestyle and has been using his Twitter feed to promote veganism to his 1.5m followers.
A vegetarian for 20 years, he has embraced what he calls his ‘vegan experiment’ although has not yet fully committed to it full time.
“I want to try to live my own values as consciously and purposefully as I can,” he told The Daily Beast last month. “Being vegan for me is a cleaner way of not participating in practices that don’t align with my values.”
In a conversation he had with Jon Camp of Vegan Outreach he has suggested that he hopes to extend his vegan experiment for another month and encouraging people to join him:
Well, we think that’s a great idea Cory 🙂