is pursuit of influencing outcomes - including public policy and
resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social
systems and institutions - that directly affect people's lives."
From the Advocacy Institute Website
Former U.S. Senator Paul Simon of Illinois said, "Someone
who sits down and writes a letter about hunger ... almost literally has
to be saving a life."
Many lawmakers have been quoted as saying that for every
hand written letter they receive, they know that hundreds of others in their
district have the same opinion but have not written. This is why it is so
important to take the time to write or call lawmakers about important issues.
The Missouri Partnership on Smoking or Health (MPSH) is a
network of diverse, enthusiastic, informed, and effective tobacco prevention
advocates working throughout Missouri. MPSH mobilizes key constituencies who
play a pivotal role in influencing public policy debate regarding tobacco use
At the state level, MPSH works to pass and improve
existing tobacco prevention legislation. At the local level, MPSH assists
groups and organizations wanting to improve the health of their community
through smokefree ordinances and other tobacco prevention policies. MPSH
provides the tools they need to make their efforts become a reality.
Periodically MPSH calls upon members and individuals to
contact lawmakers at the local, state and federal levels regarding critical
tobacco prevention issues. Below you can learn about the latest tobacco issues,
how you can get involved, and how to contact your elected officials.
Contact Your Legislator on Issues of Importance
To learn who represents you in the U.S. Congress,
click on the link below.
Click on the issue below for suggested letter or
With your mouse, highlight
the suggested copy, right click to copy and paste into an e-mail message or
word processing document.
Issues and Action Alerts
Feb. 19, 2003
Please show your
support for the upcoming Springfield Smoke Free Dining Ordinance -
To find out how you can help, click on the date.
Dec. 15, 2002
Smokefree 2003 For
St. Louis City Buildings And Lambert Airport! How You Can Make It A
Reality… To read more, click on the date.
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