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.
Registration: You can still participate in I&E Day by calling your legislators on May 22nd. Add your voice by urging your representatives to take action against tobacco from the comfort of your office. Sign up for Call-In Day here! Due to the overwhelming response, I&E Day has reached maximum capacity and registration is now closed to attend in-person.
A waitlist is available for those who would still like to attend I&E Day. Attendance is not guaranteed and will be granted on a first come, first served basis. A member of the Center team will be in contact if a space becomes available.
I&E Newcomers Training: If you are new to I&E Day, or would like a refresher about the event, we have a short training that goes over the event and tips to prepare for your legislative visits. Check it out here.
Hotel: Our room block at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West is now full. Participants who have not reserved their rooms will be responsible for finding their own accommodations. All participants are still welcome to ride the shuttle from the Hilton to the Capitol or drive directly downtown. There is a parking garage at the corner of 10th and L Streets that is very close to our meeting location on the North Steps of the Capitol. We cannot validate parking.
If you have booked a room and need to cancel or update reservation information, you may do so free-of-charge by contacting Hilton at 1-855-271-3617.
Agenda: A draft agenda of the day that can be used for travel purposes can be found here.
Follow Up with Your Legislators: Please follow up and send a thank you to each of the legislators and/ or staffers who you were able to meet with on Tuesday. Here you can find a sample thank you letter. Don’t forget to include any photos you took during your meeting.
How Did Your Visits Go?: If you have not filled out the Legislator Visit Feedback Form for a visit you had with a legislative office or a drop-by you conducted, click here. This form can be emailed to Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions, please contact Alyssa Stratton at 916-585-7664 or email@example.com.