Altria Shareholders Meeting:
HAPPY 50th DEATHDAY MARLBORO!
Youth participate in a "die-in" following the 2005
to represent all the people who have been killed by the company's
products during the past 50 years
April 28, 2005, Altria/Philip Morris held its annual shareholders
meeting in East Hanover, New Jersey. Over 100 youth and adults
from India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Thailand, California, Hawaii,
New Jersey, New York, and Wisconsin* were there to denounce Philip
Morris's global expansion.
year, Altria Group, parent company of Philip Morris USA and Philip
Morris International, is celebrating Marlboro's 50th anniversary.
2005 is also the 50th anniversary of the company's overseas expansion.
Demonstrators marked these macabre anniversaries outside the Altria
shareholders meeting with a "Happy 50th Deathday" cake,
black balloons, a 15-foot-high Marlboro pack labeled "50
Years of Death" and photos of the company's tobacco promotions
around the world.
on the links below or to the left for more information about events
around Altria's 2005 Meeting of Stockholders:
more information about any of the above events, contact
Essential Action. Also contact Essential Action if you:
Know of any youth programs that might be interested in participating
like to buy a share of Altria stock, to enable more youth advocates
to attend the Altria meeting next year
like permission to use any photos of the events
Participating groups: Youth Leadership Institute (CA), Essential
Action (DC), REAL (HI), Reality Check (NY), FACT (WI), HRIDAY-SHAN
(India), JATH (Nigeria)