Statewide Event

The statewide activity provides a unified tobacco-focused message that is implemented by all youth coalitions during a specific period of time. The statewide activity was collaboratively designed by the Youth Action Board, Adult Advisory Board, and UpRISE staff.
2019 Statewide Event: Web of Influence

For the activity, each coalition received an oversize web banner  and 30 different cards that highlighted different social justice issues related to tobacco and vape companies. The coalitions planned and executed an event between April 1 and April 20th. Coalition members hung the “Web of Influence” banners in community settings and encouraged other youth and adults to learn about how the tobacco and vape industry abuses power. Community member’s committed to using their own web of influence to resist the tobacco and vape industry in
their communities.

In total, over 1,000 youth and adults participated in the
2019 statewide activity. Activities were implemented in school walkways, outside of youth centers, and during community events such as queer prom.