Colton Community Coalition for Change (Coalition), a community outreach program of Mental Health Systems Central Valley Prevention Program (MHS), and its community partners spent nearly two-and-a-half years cultivating support for a comprehensive Tobacco Retail License (TRL) policy for the City of Colton. The lengthy campaign overcame several roadblocks before a TRL policy was adopted in December 2019, including delays and leadership changes both among the coalition members and political leadership in Colton, illustrating the powerful roles of community partnerships and youth voices.
Texting and messaging apps are fantastic campaign tools that enable you to have a real-time, two-way dialogue with supporters and move them to action. Because texting is such a common form of communication in our world, communicating with supporters in the same way they communicate with friends and family members can help build trust, put
A spokesperson is the public face and voice of a campaign. Whether giving media interviews, testifying before a policy making body or presenting at a community organization. Your spokespeople give the campaign a human touch that resonates with your target audience and creates credibility. This guide provides tips for recruiting and training spokespeople as well
This guide provides recommended strategies and tactics on how to remotely engage and organize your coalition, community partners, supporters, policymakers and the public from a distance.
Many of us have a story from our personal or professional lives about how tobacco use has impacted us or motivated us to get involved in efforts to prevent tobacco from hurting our communities. Perhaps a close family member or friend has died from smoking. Maybe you’re motivated by the opportunity to create a safe
After COVID-19 restrictions cancelled the in-person 2020 Capitol Information & Education Day (I&E Day), the Tobacco Endgame Center for Organization and Engagement (Center) with the I&E Day Workgroup converted the annual event to a virtual experience, providing the tobacco control community with the tools to effectively advocate for tobacco issues with state legislators in an
Decision Maker Matrix Worksheet The Decision Maker Matrix (DMM) is a tool for analyzing the policy position of the decision makers in the jurisdiction that is the focus of your policy campaign. It is designed to assist in the completion of the “Decision Maker” column of the Midwest Academy Strategy Chart (MASC). You can download