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 2017

The 2017 I&E Day is scheduled for April 25th. Registration is now closed. If you have questions about your registration please contact Alyssa Stratton at

For those registered for I&E Day, we have two training webinars to help you prepare:

Newcomers Webinar: If you are new to I&E Day or just need a refresher, click here to view our pre-recorded Newcomers Webinar.

Nuts & Bolts Webinar: This webinar discusses the key messages and other information you should know before attending I&E Day. To view a recording of the webinar, click here.

Hotel reservations can be made at The Double Tree Hotel located at 2001 Point West Way.

To make a room reservation for the night of Monday, April 25, 2017, at the group rate of $95/night, please call the hotel directly at 916-929-8855 and reference “CTCP Project Director’s Meeting” or go to and click on “Book a Room”.

The deadline to make your arrangements is Tuesday, April 4th– or until the room block is full. After that date, reservations will only be accepted on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate.
Please note: This is the same hotel you will book to attend PDM.