Online Program

Advocacy in action: The smoke-free NOLA council vote

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Claudia Rodas, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Washington, DC

This presentation will focus on how the Smoke-Free NOLA coalition translated the culmination of grassroots support, public education awareness and local research data and turned them into action.  The presentation will walk the audience through the council vote phase of the campaign and cover the activities that were conducted to garner a unanimous vote.  It will distinguish between lobbying and non-lobbying activities and will present how these activities complimented each other.  The presentation will also show the importance of outreaching to partner groups that can do direct lobbying.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate your power through advocacy and translate that power into a vote for your issue. Differentiate between lobbying and non-lobbying activities. Identify partners that can help with lobbying activities.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As Regional Director for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, my primary work focuses on tobacco control policy campaigns, including smoke-free, tobacco tax, and funding for tobacco cessation and prevention programs. I have 15 years of professional experience in political and legislative matters, ten of which working in the field of tobacco control. I represented CFTFK as a partner in the Smoke-Free NOLA campaign and helped with the lobbying efforts during the council vote phase.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.