Tuesday, May 2nd in Harrisburg!

Join advocates across Pennsylvania as we return to Harrisburg to meet with legislators and advocate for crucial tobacco control issues throughout the Commonwealth! Youth & adult lung health advocates alike will unite at the capitol to educate state legislators on the importance of Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) funding and comprehensive clean indoor air policies.

Make your voice heard!

Please note:

  • TRU participants must be registered and accompanied by an advisor
  • A signed permission form is required for each youth attending the event. Advisors must email completed permission forms to the TRU Coordinator by Friday, April 21.
  • A maximum of 15 students per adult advisor will be permitted to register
  • Any advisors who wish to participate as an individual (without TRU members present) should register from the PACT event page so they can be added to one of the adult advocate legislative teams.
  • TRU+ members (18-21yr) can also register as an individual participant from the PACT event page. Alternatively, an advisor can register a TRU+ group using the button above.
  • Registration closes April 11


General Schedule
7:30 – 8:30 am  Registration opens
8:30 am – 12 pm  Legislative visits, TRU activities, Exhibit booths
12 – 12:30 pm  Press conference

Advocacy & Logistics Training

No advocacy experience? No problem! You can have a huge impact during Day at the Capitol even if it’s your first advocacy event. Review the TRU Advocacy Toolkit for a step-by-step guide on advocating for TRU’s mission. Plus, we’ll be offering an advocacy training webinar in April to provide additional guidance on how to be an effective advocate. 

Be sure to attend the TRU DATC Logistics Training webinar at 3pm on Tuesday, April 18 where we will review plans and share everything you need to know to prepare for our annual advocacy day. Register here to attend the Logistics Training webinar.

Want another great way to prepare for Day at the Capitol? Get familiar with our key advocacy issues: MSA funding and comprehensive clean indoor air policies. The better you understand the issues, the greater impact you’ll have as an advocate on event day!

Legislative Visits

Day at the Capitol is all about giving TRU members an opportunity to make their voices heard. TRU groups will meet with state legislators to share their perspective on the importance of TRU’s key advocacy issues – MSA funding and comprehensive clean indoor air policies. TRU members are also encouraged to share their story of how nicotine and tobacco have impacted them and the importance of TRU. 

Press Conference

Participants and the general public are invited to attend our press conference to close out the Day at the Capitol festivities. Hear from lung health experts and our very own TRU Ambassadors, plus learn more about the importance of tobacco prevention and control programming in PA. 

Youth Activities

In addition to meeting with their legislators, TRU groups will take part in fun activities to get prepared and geared up for the day. These activities include an engaging presentation with Patrick ‘Pacman’ Perez, signing our TRU banner, and filling out TRU birthday cards for legislators.

Stay Connected

Follow @TRUinPA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn about the latest DATC news and activities. 

TRU Advisors

Have you registered your TRU group for the 2022-2023 school year? All youth participating in Day at the Capitol must be part of a registered TRU group. Register your TRU group here.

For more information

Contact Lauren Graham Chappel
Specialist | Health Promotions

For more information

Contact Lauren Graham Chappel
Specialist | Health Promotions