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Information & Education Days 2024

05/28/24 - 05/29/24

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May 28-29, 2024

About I&E Days

Information & Education Days (I&E Days) is an annual event organized by the American Heart Association’s Tobacco Endgame Center for Organizing and Engagement to educate the California Legislature about the impact tobacco has on our communities, and the local efforts being carried out to address them.  For resources, such as schedules and trainings, for the 2024 Capitol I&E Days, visit our resource page.

I&E Resource Page

I&E Days Attendees

Participation in I&E Days 2024 is open to all CTPP-funded projects, organizations, and their coalition members. Community organizations and individuals working with local coalitions, and funded projects are also welcome.


The event starts on Tuesday, May 28 with the Opening Session commencing at 2:00 p.m.  On Wednesday, May 29 Breakfast will start at 7:00 a.m. followed with a group gathering at the Holiday Inn followed by legislative meetings. Lunch will take place under the tent on the Capitol Grounds at noon, with a continuation of legislative meetings the remainder of the afternoon. I&E Days will conclude with a wrap-up session at the tent where participants can re-gather, share stories and learnings.

Legislative Meetings

The focal point I&E Days is meeting with your legislators – the state Assembly Member and Senator that represents you in Sacramento. The Tobacco Endgame Center will schedule your legislative meetings based on the voting address that you provide in registration. You will be joined by others who also live in the same Assembly and Senate districts. Attending the legislative meetings is mandatory for all I&E Days participants.

Because these meetings are done in a group, there needs to be one person to serve as the Meeting Lead for each of the legislative meetings. The role of the Meeting Lead is to:

  1. Serve as a point of contact to the Tobacco Endgame Center and for other people scheduled for that meeting.
  2. Organize the meeting attendees to prepare for the legislative visit.
  3. Ensure that feedback is provided to the Tobacco Endgame Center team.



I&E Days will be headquartered at the Holiday Inn Downtown Sacramento and a block of rooms are available for I&E Day participants. The Opening Session on Tuesday, May 28 will take place at the Holiday Inn as will the Wednesday, May 29 Morning Session.

Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown – Arena
300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Hotel Website
Check-in: May 28
Checkout: May 29

The opening night session and morning gathering session will be held in the hotel’s meeting space.

Rooms are available first-come, first-serve basis, and/or until the room block is full.

The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and 15 min. walk from the California State Capitol.

Price: $145 (state rate) a night when you use the room block.

Book your room here: AHA I&E Day 2024 Or call into the hotel at (916) 446-0100 to make reservations over the phone: Block Code: AHA

I don’t have a work credit card that I can take with me to the Hotel. What do I do?

Once you have made your reservation, you will need to call the hotel (916) 446-0100 and request an authorization form. The form will be emailed to you and you can select what you would like to pay for with your company card. You will need to do this soon after making your reservation and it cannot be done once you are at the hotel.



Registration for I&E Days is open and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will close March 29, 2024.

Register here

Registration Fee

There will be a $100 fee to cover food, beverages, and other costs associated with this training event.  You will be emailed an invoice upon registering for the event. 


Questions and Additional Information

Please find additional information in the FAQ. All updates will be posted here. For any additional questions please reach out to Lindsay Cunningham [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you at I&E Days 2024.


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