Hi Tobacco Control Youth Board and Y.E.S. Team members,
CALL TO ACTION:
Youth across America need YOUR help! That's right, we need you to help
us once again, fight Big Tobacco! We not only want you to fight Big
Tobacco, we want you to personally address the American Movie
Association and the Screen Actors Guild. We discussed this at our
meeting just this past Saturday, January 20, 2007, after I had a
meeting with Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods (CJRW) Account Executive,
Kelli McCrary, who works the Stamp Out Smoking (SOS) program on Friday.
They need our help! They want us to, and I quote, "...bring to the
public's attention how much smoking takes place in movies and to send a
message to movie-makers, theaters and actors that it is unacceptable."
Kelli McCray 1/04/07
Although we discussed it at our TCYB/YES Team meeting, I thought I'd re-cap it here:
This is the gist of what we can do and how to go about it.
Kelli: We would like to accomplish this awareness through the following tactics:
* Letter-Writing campaign to movie studios, actors, and theatres (on
February 10, 2007, we will all meet in Hazen, Arkansas to assist with
this task. Jordan (TCYB member) and the Hazen YES Team leader has
agreed to host the next meeting. He plans to rally up all of his
members to assist...but we need YOU there too. We need as many letters
as we can possibly get. If you aren't able to come to the meeting, you
can always email them to email@example.com. I'll make sure Kelli
receives the letters.
* Send letters to the editors of your local newspaper. I can provide
you with links so that you can provide plenty of good info that editors
need to know related to the issue.
* IMMEDIATE ACTION ITEM: Design OUR OWN flyer for our protest. Yep!
We've got a few cool prizes lined up for the winning Smoke Free Movies
Design. Yeah, I actually said that...how cool! I'm hoping that our
group can come up with something just amazing that will spread the
message to everyone that sees it. Our only rules are to be creative and
get it in by February 1, 2007. You can email it or mail it. If you send
it by email, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you mail it, send it to
TCYB-YES Team, 628 West Broadway, Suite 101, North Little Rock, AR
72114. Call if you have more questions: 888.313.0388.
* Pass out flyers at movie theaters and put them on cars where ever
movies are been watched, sold, and just whatever...you don't even have
to leave town to do that. Last year we put post-it notes on all the
cars at one of the theaters here in Little Rock. So that we will remain
nameless...I won't tell you which members did it and what theater it
was. We will just keep it a secret.
Other groups across the country will be doing the same thing the week
of February 18-25, 2007. We know that your efforts will not go
unnoticed if we all join together and really act as one unified front.
Of course, the list above is just a sampling of ideas that Mrs. Kelli
had in mind.
You being YOUTH, can come up with more ideas and utilize your local YES TEAMS.
So what do you say?
I think it is absolutely ridiculous the use of any tobacco product in
movies...and even worse for movies that are PG-13, PG, and G.
What is that all about? Go figure! Let's do our part...
Genine L. Perez
Family Service Agency
628 West Broadway, Suite 101,
North Little Rock, AR 72114
888.313.0338 Toll Free
email@example.com (please note new email address)