Featuring Keynote Speaker, Senator Kesha Ram
Kicking off Prevention Day 2021, Prevention Works!VT invites you to participate in an advocacy training designed for prevention stakeholders:
Advocacy in a Virtual World
Wednesday, March 10th from 12 noon to 1:30pm
With remote meetings dominating the way business is done by legislators, learn how legislators are working online and how to be effective in this new “virtual Statehouse.” We’ll discuss the importance of building relationships with legislators, how to make the most of an opportunity to testify, and how to follow up with legislators and keep the conversation going after you have had a meeting or testified at a hearing. We’ll take a little tour of the legislative website so you can find what you need to engage in the process, and we’ll also talk about how to know when you are “lobbying.” Join us for this training so you will have the tools you need to be effective in this new environment. The training will be offered by Amy Shollenberger of Action Circles.
Who should participate? Prevention Coalition staff, members, leadership (steering committees and boards), youth, and all stakeholders.
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There will be activities happening at your local school this week. Reach out to Reagan at email@example.com to learn more!
WHAT IS TAKE DOWN TOBACCO DAY?
Take Down Tobacco is a fresh take on Kick Butts Day — the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids annual day of action. The Take Down Tobacco program is a 365-day effort that culminates every spring with the Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action. 2021 marks the 26th anniversary of this program, and there have been many important victories since the first Kick Butts Day was held in 1996.
Over the past quarter century, the U.S. has made remarkable progress in doing just what the Kick Butts Day name describes: kicking butts. But even though youth smoking rates are on a downward trend and at an all-time low, skyrocketing youth e-cigarettes rates are reversing the progress we’ve made toward achieving the first tobacco-free generation. And of course, from cigarettes and cigars to smokeless tobacco to heat-not-burn cigarettes, the tobacco industry peddles a wide range of addictive and dangerous products that put kids at risk across the globe.
Take Down Tobacco is a reflection of both how far we've come and how far we still need to go to achieve the first tobacco-free generation.
Learn more about National Take Down Tobacco Day here: takedowntobacco.org