This week, California became the first state to prohibit the sale of over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines containing the active ingredient dextromethorphan (DXM) to minors. The legislation, SB 514, authored by State Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), was signed into law Wednesday.
Think you can't lobby because you are government funded? Think again. Our own Sue Thau, CADCA's Public Policy Consultant, will define the differences and benefits of lobbying and advocacy in "Moving the Policy Agenda: National Level" on Monday, July 25 from 3:10-4:30 p.m. at CADCA's 2011 Mid-Year Training Institute, July 24-28 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Anaheim, Calif.
Capitol Hill Day is one of the most important events at CADCA's National Leadership Forum, providing drug prevention leaders from across the country an opportunity to educate policymakers in Congress about the importance of substance abuse prevention. Between 1-5 p.m. on Capitol Hill Day, which will take place Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, coalition leaders will be able to meet with their U.S. Representative or Senators. If you have five or more people attending your meeting, CADCA can help you arrange your Capitol Hill Day appointments. Simply complete a Capitol Hill Meetings Form and send it to David Kurosky at firstname.lastname@example.org. The form can also be faxed to 703-706-0565. The deadline to request an appointment through CADCA is January 9th.
This Strategizer helps clarify what constitutes “lobbying” activities for nonprofit organizations and to what extent these organizations can participate in lobbying activities in particular and the legislative process in general.
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and its effective network of advocates throughout the country, have been responsible for the restoration and/or increase in substance abuse prevention and treatment funding totaling $2.13 billion dollars since 1994. CADCA's long-time public policy consultant, Sue Thau, will share her secrets of effective advocacy with you in this one-hour broadcast. Panelist Julie Peterson will demonstrate how she mobilizes coalitions and other concerned citizens around critical issues in Washington State. Jeremy Mishler and Paul Rosen, key Capitol Hill staffers with extensive experience in substance abuse prevention issues, will provide insights on their jobs, the critical role that constituents play in shaping our democracy and the importance of local coalitions developing relationships with the key staffers in the offices of their members of Congress.