Tobacco Action Coalition of LI

Reality Check youth from Long Island working on Messaging Matters for Legislative Day


RC of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany Counties

Spencer Bautista, Jacob Thierfeldt, MacKenzie Sakala, and Oliva Lang of Tobacco Free CCA showing how much they love NY.  

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RC Broome & Tioga Counties 

Reality Check youth meet with their local NY State Senator Fred Akshar 


On The Floor

RC Program Coordinator Joseph Potter and RC State YAYA winner Lauren Cybul meet with Assemblyman Joe Errigo on the NY State chamber floor. 


RC Monroe County

RC Program Coordinator Joe Potter, RC Youth, and Senator Funke in the senate chamber where Funke wrote a resolution (award) for Lauren Cybul for her advocacy efforts. 


Waterloo RC 

Pictured left to right are Caitlin O'Brien from the American Cancer Society, Deb Mendzef CNY Regional Center for Tobacco Health Systems, Senator Pamela Helming, Waterloo Reality Check Youth Kim Page and David McCarthy, and Brigid Heenan Community Engagement Manager and TACFL.

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Herkimer and Fulton RC Youth

Herkimer and Fulton RC Youth bringing their message to Senator Tediscos' office.  


Broome and Tioga RC

RC youth receiving words of encouragement from Senator Fred Akshar.  

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Chenango County RC

Norwich Reality Check youth from Chenango County checking in with Senator Akshar

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Norwich RC

Senator Crouch taking a moment to listen to RC youth from Norwich. 

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Fort Plain RC

RC youth from Fort Plain, NY spending time with Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara on the floor of the Assembly at the State Capitol. 



Senator Kevin Parker couldn't pass up an opportunity at the RC selfie station.

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Chemung RC

Assemblyman Chris Friend took a moment form his busy schedule to meet with RC youth from Chemung County


RC of St. Lawrence County

Reality Check youth from St. Lawrence County check in with Assemblywoman Addie Jenne at her office at the state capitol.  

Senator Griffo's staff member took the time to meet up with of few RC youth. 


Cherry Valley-Springfield RC check in on Albany

On top, Assemblyman Clifford Crouch is paid a visit from RC youth on a mission to help bring on the first #tobaccofreegeneration 

Below, RC youth meet with Assemblyman Brian Miller at his New Hartford office.  It appears they have a few messages they wanted to bring to his attention. 


Cherry Valley-Springfield RC

On the left, youth have an opportunity to discuss what RC means to them with Joshua Bailey who is the Legislative Assistant for Senator James Seward. 

On the Right, Senator Seward meets with RC youth Jasmine Neil and Jillian Johnson.


Cortland and Tompkins RC

Youth from Cortland and Tompkins Counties took their messages to Albany on Legislative Day.  It appears they had listening ears.