Get on the Map!
More than 700 Kick Butts Day events already registered – where’s yours?
Posted by: Editor | Feb 16, 2012
With just five weeks to go before Kick Butts Day, March 21, more than 700 events around the country and on military bases overseas already are registered for a day of activism against Big Tobacco.
Our Google map shows registered Kick Butts Day events around the country. It lets people in your community, the media and other Kick Butts Day participants know about the cool and colorful activities you are using to spotlight the deadly truth about tobacco, how the tobacco industry targets kids — and what youth can do to fight back.
Here’s a sample:
- In Ohio, junior and senior high school students from Lucas County will head to the Statehouse in Columbus toting life-size foam boards with messages that tell their legislators how vital it is to reduce tobacco use. The students will support taxing all tobacco products at the same rate, and using the money raised for programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit.
- A “Divas and Moms” tea party in Sallis, Mississippi, will bring health professionals and others to teach girls and women about the health harms from tobacco use. Then these Divas and Moms plan to lead the fight for policies, including smoke-free laws, that protect everyone from harmful secondhand smoke. More than two-thirds of Mississippi voters support a proposed state law to make all workplaces and public places smoke-free.
- In Boston, The 84 Movement — representing the 84 percent of Massachusetts teens who choose not to smoke — will hold a rally at the State House to focus attention on how the tobacco industry targets youth with cheap, colorful products. They will meet with legislators to discuss the industry’s deceptive marketing and ask for their support in the fight against Big Tobacco.
Have an awesome idea for your own Kick Butts Day event? If you register your event by midnight Friday, Feb. 17, you’ll be entered into a drawing to receive a FREE Kick Butts Day gift to aid your advocacy effort.