Day at the Capitol 2020
Our First Virtual Day at the Capitol!
Our first ever virtual Day at the Capitol was a huge success thanks to the 400+ advocates who participated on May 5, 2020! Tobacco control advocates and students still had the opportunity to come together virtually to provide education to legislators on important tobacco control issues throughout the Commonwealth. The primary advocacy topic of focus was the importance of sustaining tobacco prevention and control funding to support necessary tobacco cessation and prevention programs and services – especially during this critical time for lung health.
PACT advocates had the chance to speak with state legislators over the phone to discuss the importance of their work and/or passion for tobacco prevention and control and attend a virtual Town Hall to learn more about the connection between COVID-19 & tobacco use, the e-cigarette epidemic, the history and importance of tobacco prevention & control funding, and the experience & thoughts of current TRU youth and students across PA.
Participants also had the opportunity to engage through social media as well as through the Cluster app. Check out the PACT Facebook page to view photos and highlights from the event.
Day at the Capitol 2019
For the first time, nearly 700 youth and adult advocates rallied together and were highlighted in the media for their great work. The 2019 Day at the Capitol was held on May 7th at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg. The primary advocacy topics of focus included the importance of increasing the minimum sales age for tobacco products to 21 to eliminate or reduce youth tobacco initiation as well as sustaining Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) dollars to support necessary tobacco cessation and prevention programs and services.
Visit the PACT Facebook page to view photos from this successful event.
Day at the Capitol 2018
Another Successful Day at the Capitol!
Take a look back at last year’s event!