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Kitty Allen is no stranger to working with lawmakers on important healthcare issues. Kitty Allen began her career working in and around Texas government as a student at UT by working for the Chief Clerk on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives in 1971, and most recently testified before the House Licensing and Administrative Procedures committee about powdered alcohol, and she's ready to help you craft your own message about the dangers of the product. Advocacy Day gives you the opportunity to learn all you can from her expertise, then take your message to the Capitol and educate lawmakers on the importance of preventing this substance from falling into the hands of our youth. Kitty officially retired in August from the Harris Health System, but her retirement didn't last long. She now works on a part-time basis to direct several special projects.
Marjorie is the CEO of Clifton Consulting and founder of Spike the Watercooler. Texans Standing Tall hired Arrow in late January who brought in Marjorie to assist us in crafting the perfect message around the complicated, but not so interesting, topic of alcohol excise tax. She has over 16 years of communications, media, and public affairs experience. Her work has spanned both the public and private sector, advising organizations on their strategic planning, communications, fundraising, and outreach strategies. Her clients include individuals in c-level positions at Fortune 100 companies, members of congress, and presidential campaigns. She has worked with institutional clients that range from government organizations like the U.S. Department of State and Federal Reserve to large corporations like Coca-Cola and Verizon. She has also done work for nonprofits like the American Red Cross, American Medical Association, Teach for America, the Nature Conservancy, and now Texans Standing Tall. Marjorie is also a published author, speaker and regularly appears on Fox, CNN and national radio as a commentator. Her passion is expanding women's leadership and inspiring political participation. As part of this work she builds and leads global training programs in media, communications, leadership, advocacy, political activism and organizing. Her projects have spanned five continents and almost all fifty states.
Kaitlyn is the Senior Government Relations Director of Texas for the American Heart Association. Kaitlyn will be at Advocacy Day to help you craft the perfect message to educate lawmakers on the benefits of raising the legal purchase age of tobacco to 21. Two states and multiple American cities have raised the legal purchase and consumption age to 21. Texas lawmakers have introduced identical bills in both the House and Senate. Advocacy Day is your opportunity to educate lawmakers on the public health benefits of raising the tobacco minimum purchase age.
Cam Scott serves as Senior Director, Texas Government Relations, for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). He leads ACS CAN’s advocacy team in Texas, working to enact local, state, and federal policies that will reduce death and suffering due to cancer. He joined the American Cancer Society staff in 2005 and has contributed to a number of legislative successes, including the Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act at the federal level, palliative care legislation and formulary transparency legislation at the state level, and numerous smoke-free ordinances at the local level. Prior to the American Cancer Society, Cam worked in Washington, D.C., as legislative director for a Member of Congress from Texas. Cam has a B.A. from Southwestern University, where he studied communications and economics. He also earned Master of Divinity from Truett Seminary at Baylor University. He and his wife Heather live in Round Rock, TX and are the happy parents of three children -- a twin daughter and son who are two, and an infant son.
You can help prioritize the health and safety of all Texans by joining us on May 1-2 at Texas Standing Tall’s 2017 Statewide Summit and learn more about how you can prevent a crises, how to stay mindful of your surroundings and get the skills to effectively respond to a crisis in your community. Register ASAP at TexansStandingTall.org! Sign up before April 10th to get the ‘Life Saver’ special of $150 registration fee per person! The price will be $175 per person after April 10th!