April 25-27, 2006, over 100 youth and adult advocates from around
the U.S. and world participated in advocacy events around the 2006
Altria shareholders meeting in East Hanover, New Jersey.
On April 25-26,
a youth advocacy training was held in East Hanover, New Jersey
and New York City, followed by a demonstration in front of Altria's
headquarters in New York City. The next day, a demonstration was
held at the entrance to the shareholder meeting, while 25 youth
and adults went inside the meeting to confront CEO Louis Camilleri
about the company's practices around the world.
For the full
report, including links to photos and media coverage click on
the links in the sidebar or below.
25-26: 4th Annual Youth Advocacy Training
26: Demonstration at Altria's NYC Headquarters
27: Demonstration Outside 2006 Altria Shareholders Meeting
27: Activism Inside the 2006 Altria Shareholders Meeting
List of groups
that collaborated to organize the events: ADFY's Y.E.S Team Youth
Extinguishing Tobacco (AR), Essential Action (DC), REAL (HI),
Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program (MT), Dover Youth 2 Youth
(NH), Reality Check (NY), FACT (WI), Rock County Youth 2 Youth
(WI), Waukesha County Tobacco Free Coalition (WI), Te Reo Marama/Mäori
Smokefree Coalition (New Zealand) and more!
For more information, contact Anna White at [email protected]