Trustee Election
These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • MEDIA OWNERSHIP
  • SCHOOL COMMERCIALIZATION
  • ALCOHOL & TOBACCO ADVERTISING
Winning Issue » ALCOHOL & TOBACCO ADVERTISING


There are currently about 18 million alcoholics in the U.S. and more than 88,000 Americans drink themselves to death each year. About 480,000 Americans also die from tobacco related products each year. Health advocates claim the makers of these harmful products routinely market cigarettes and alcohol to our young. These products are often advertised on billboards, television, radio and other mediums which are unavoidably seen and heard by minors. However, our Federal Trade Commission claims it has not found overt evidence of such targeting. Our tobacco and alcohol industries currently regulate themselves by creating standards for the ethical advertising of their products. These standards discourage irresponsible drinking and prohibit the promotion of a beverage’s alcohol content or the effects of alcohol. These standards also call for alcohol ads to be placed only in media where 70% of the audience is over 21. However, critics say these harmful products should not be advertised on any medium that is viewed by minors. They say a precedent exists for banning these types of ads without running afoul of our First Amendment. Tobacco advertising was banned from television once the dangers of smoking were acknowledged.

Electronic cigarettes are increasingly becoming more popular. Devoid of smoke, a personal vaporizer atomizes a liquid nicotine solution into a vapor which is then inhaled. There are few studies or regulations regarding the health effects of e-cigarettes, both on users or those exposed to secondhand vapor. Some studies have found e-cigarettes may aid in smoking cessation and may be safer than smoking cigarettes. Supporters claim e-cigs are not harmful while opponents wish to regulate them as a tobacco product, particularly when it comes to advertising them to our youth.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.478 - Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act of 2015




Options


  • I oppose reforming current alcohol and tobacco advertising policy and wish to defeat H.R.478 - Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support sponsoring a bill banning alcohol and tobacco advertisements on media such as television, radio, billboards and online content which is likely to be viewed by children, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
  • I support prohibiting the marketing of electronic cigarettes to children and wish to pass H.R.478 - Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Fred Upton (MI) and/or Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support sponsoring a bill banning alcohol and tobacco advertisements on media such as television, radio, billboards and online content which is likely to be viewed by children, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider sponsoring a bill to ban alcohol advertisements on media that is likely to be viewed by children.

If elected as a trustee, CADCA will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for prohibiting alcohol advertisements on media viewed by children.

The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) states that preventing alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse is no easy task. However, since 1992, it has demonstrated that when all sectors of a community come together —social change happens. CADCA is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free. CADCA has members in every state and territory and working in 18 countries around the world. Special programs within CADCA are supporting our returning veterans and their families and training youth leaders to be effective agents of change –all through the coalition model. CADCA’s network of more than 5,000 community coalitions brings together key leaders within the community to address local conditions from underage drinking to prescription drug abuse. Coalitions are comprised of parents, youth, educators, law enforcement, the faith community, healthcare providers, social service providers, civic and government officials, business leaders, members of the media and other concerned citizens. The result is a comprehensive, community-wide approach to reduce substance abuse and its related problems. CADCA’s evidence-based environmental model focuses on changing laws, policies, practices, systems and attitudes –to transform the places we live, work and play. By delivering state-of-the-art training, developing resources and tools that practitioners can use in the field, advocating for coalitions and substance abuse prevention on Capitol Hill and educating the public about key issues, CADCA is helping to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems—one community at a time.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
June 4, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
June 10, 2020