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, and in 2018 even more groups were included due to new funding through Prop 56. Now, more than 150 advocates from around the state come to the Capitol every year 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 2019

 

I&E Day 2019 is set for Tuesday, April 23. Registration is now open HERE.

Hotel Information: This year, you may choose to stay at the Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park (0.3 miles from the tent location) or the Holiday Inn Downtown Arena (0.7 miles). If you are staying both Monday and Tuesday nights, please book at the Holiday Inn. Bus transportation will not be arranged this year – please make personal arrangements to arrive at the Capitol by 8:00 am.

Holiday Inn Downtown Arena

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Downtown Arena for the nights of Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23. To make a reservation you can call 916-446-0100 and reference our group code ‘QTB’ or visit our Holiday Inn personalized group reservations link. The room reservation cut-off date is March 23, 2019, or until the block fills up – whichever comes sooner.  After that date, reservations will only be accepted on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate. Self-parking at the Holiday Inn is $20/day.

Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park for the night of Monday, April 22. To make a reservation you can call 1-888-236-2427 and reference ‘California Department of Public Health’ or visit our Residence Inn personalized group reservations link. The room reservation cut-off date is March 23, 2019, or until the block fills up – whichever comes sooner.  After that date, reservations will only be accepted on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate. Self-parking at the Residence Inn is $20/day. A full, hot breakfast is provided complimentary with your room stay.

If you have questions, please contact Emma Maron at 916-585-7672 or emma.maron@lung.org.