Ohio Advocacy

Tobacco Prevention Advocacy Day at the Ohio Statehouse

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Riffe Studio Lobby, 3rd Floor, Columbus, Ohio

Make plans to join us at the Statehouse as we meet with legislators and urge them to support strong tobacco prevention and cessation policies.

Registration:

Please register by clicking here. The deadline to register is April 15, 2015. 

The Details:

Before the event: We will host briefing conference calls to allow all participants to learn details of the policy issue, logistics for the event, and tips on talking to legislators.  There will be two call options – you need only attend one.

Call Options:
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Friday, April 24, 2015 at noon

Event Day: Registration and training will be held in the Riffe Studio Lobby, which is located on the third floor.

Advocacy Day Agenda:
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.      
Registration                                         
Riffe Center

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.       
Issue Training & Logistics Overview        
Riffe Center

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.     
Group Strategy Meetings                       
Riffe Center

10:00 a.m.                       
Legislative Meetings Begin                     
Senate Building and Riffe Center

*A voucher for lunch will be provided.

Please note that legislative meetings may continue up until 2:30 p.m

Thank you for your support of a healthier, tobacco-free Ohio!



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