DAY AT THE CAPITOL 2024

 

Tuesday, May 7th 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), comprehensive clean indoor air policies, and stock albuterol.


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 26.
  • 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 as a “Day at the Capitol participant or volunteer” so they can be added to one of the adult advocate legislative teams.
  • TRU+ members (18-21yr) can also register as an individual participant. Alternatively, an advisor can register a TRU+ group.
  • Registration closes April 16.

 

General Schedule

7:30 am – 8:30 am: Registration opens
8:00 am – 9:00 am: Welcome Rally
9:00 am – 11:00 am: Legislative visits, TRU activities, Exhibit booths
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Sterlen Barr performance
12 – 12:30 pm – Press conference

Advocacy & Logistics Training

If you are attending DATC, be sure to attend one of the DATC Logistics Training webinars where we will review plans and share everything you need to know to prepare for our annual advocacy day. Register below to attend a session.

DATC Logistics Webinar: Session 1 

Date: April 24th, 2024

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

DATC Logistics Webinar: Session 2 

Date: April 25th, 2024

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am

Want another great way to prepare for Day at the Capitol?

Watch our Advocacy 101 video

Interested in learning more? Click here to find TRU’s mock legislative videos to practice what it might be like to meet legislators on the day of the event! 

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 issue – Stock Albuterol. 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.
 

  • Friendship bracelet making with #novape messaging!
  • Play Ginat Jenga while testing your knowledge on vaping facts! 
  • Write a postcard to a legislator reminding them of the importance of advocating for a tobacco-free future! 
  • Fill out a DATC Bingo card for a chance to win some awesome TRU gear! 
  • Watch Stereln Barr’s performance, while he promotes a smoke-free lifestyle while dancing, rapping, & singing! 

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 2023-2024 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 Julia McAfee
Specialist | Health Promotions
Julia.McAfee@Lung.org
412-324-4197

For more information

Contact Julia McAfee
Specialist | Health Promotions
412-324-4197