Your voice matters! Sign up now for the Capitol Information & Education Virtual Day of Action* on June 16, 2020. Registration is open to all CTCP-funded projects as well as to your coalition members, friends, and family. Let’s show our policy makers the strength of the California tobacco control community and the depth of our concern for the lives that are lost and communities hurt by tobacco.
About the Day
The I & E Virtual Day of Action is happening in place of the annual in-person Capitol event that was cancelled this year due to COVID-19. Social media messages and digital communication with policy makers will remind us all of the continuing fight against tobacco in California even in the face of COVID-19. As we’ve enveloped by the devastating impacts of the pandemic, the teen vaping epidemic continues. Tobacco industry targeting of children and communities of color goes unabated. The disease and death caused by tobacco and e-cigarettes persists. Now is the time to remind our constituencies, the public and policy makers that we cannot wait for action; it must happen now!
The Day of Action will mirror, in a virtual way, the key elements of Capitol I & E Day – we’ll come together as a community through a Zoom call in the morning, hear from tobacco control leaders and policy makers, do tips and reminders about messaging, using social media for maximum impact and then send everyone out into the world to engage – virtually. We’ll come back together in the afternoon to recap and share stories. Below is a draft schedule of the day’s activities:
- 9:00 a.m. — Welcome & Legislative Speakers
- Mid-morning – Review messaging and social media strategy
- Late-morning to early afternoon — Meetings with various Legislative Caucuses
- Afternoon: Reconvene and social media blasts!
*Participation in this virtual Information and Education Day can replace participation requirements for the cancelled (due to COVID-19) April 14, 2020 Capitol Information and Education Day. Funded projects are encouraged to share this Save The Date with coalition members as well. At this time, due to the flexibility of virtual events, there are no limits to attendance or participation; therefore, this is a great opportunity to engage as many interested people as you can in this event!