Capitol Information & Education Days

Capitol Information & Education (I&E) Days has been an annual event at the California State Capitol for over a decade. It was started by the Joint Ethnic Networks, which educated legislators on the impact of tobacco on California’s diverse ethnic populations. In 2005 the event was broadened to include all Prop. 99 funded projects. Now, each year about 150 people from around the state come to the Capitol to educate their legislators about the burden of tobacco in their communities.

Attendees organize under the Coalition to Protect All Californians from Tobacco (PACT), which is a coalition of individuals from tobacco prevention organizations and public health agencies committed to reducing the impact of tobacco on Californians. The mission of the PACT Coalition is to educate local and state elected officials about the social, health and economic impact of tobacco and tobacco-related disease in California and to serve as a resource on local and statewide tobacco prevention issues.

Information & Education Day 2018

The 2018 I&E Day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22nd. Due to increased size, this year I&E Day is limited to Prop 99/Prop 56-funded Local Lead Agency representatives, their subcontractors, and their tobacco coalition members. While competitive grantees will be invited to attend next year’s I&E Day, they are  encouraged to participate in an I&E Day call-in day on May 22.

Click HERE to register for the 2018 I&E Day or the I&E Call-in Day.

To make a room reservation at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West for the night of Monday, May 21 or Tuesday, May 22, at the group rate of $95/night, please use our Hilton Group Reservation Website. You may also call the hotel’s central reservations number at 1-855-271-3617 and reference CTCP I&E DAY to secure a reservation.

A draft agenda of the day that can be used for travel purposes can be found here.

If you have questions, please contact Alyssa Stratton at 916-585-7664 or