Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CASAA Podcast Update March 2, 2015

CASAA Podcast Update March 2, 2015:

CASAA's Jan Johnson and Alex Clark discuss legislative- and advocacy-related matters of current interest to CASAA members and THR (tobacco harm reduction) advocates.

0:40 – CASAA is working on a system to streamline local alerts and broadcast local information.

2:20 – CASAA blog post about how we handle Calls to Action.

4:00 – Illinois Call to Action should be released within a week. In addition to HB 2404 and HB 3362, Illinois is likely looking at a tax bill.

4:20 – Florida Call to Action is expected to be issued for HB 827, which would treat e-cigarette devices as drug paraphernalia.

6:50 – A friendly shout out to VCC Tampa and Kevin Skipper for putting advocacy in the spotlight. Alex Clark and Julie Woessner attended the event, and they presented at the industry advocacy summit on Friday night. A video of the summit will be available in the coming weeks.

7:20 – Discussion about the role of lobbyists and how CASAA handles its Calls to Action and advocacy on behalf of consumers in a state.

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