One week down, three to go. The Right To Vape Tour turned east after a week of stops along the Pacific coast from southern California to Seattle. Each event brought out enthusiastic vapers who left vowing to spread the word and help get others involved.
The Right To Vape coalition — the American Vaping Association, CASAA, and SFATA — is holding a series of rallies, press conferences, and town hall meetings. The goal is to convince Congress to end the FDA’s war on vaping, by changing the 2007 predicate date in the recently enacted deeming regulations.
The Cole-Bishop amendment that currently is part of the House Agriculture Appropriations Bill would change the predicate date in the regulations from 2007 to August 8 of this year. That would allow all current products to remain on the market after the 2018 deadline for submitting costly premarket tobacco applications.
Can't make the tour? Watch the videos!
The first leg of the tour covered Las Vegas, southern and northern California, Oregon, Washington and Boise, Idaho. The team released the first installment of a video documentary about the tour, featuring film from some of the events and interviews with the principals, as well as vapers and other vaping advocates.
And part two came out today.
Coming soon to a vape shop, park, state capitol or football game near you!
Since dates are being added often, you should check the official schedule to see if the tour is visiting your city. But following are the confirmed dates coming soon. Remember to register and RSVP for any events you attend. Registered participants get some cool free swag!
Billings, Montana Oct. 11
The event at uBlaze Vapor begins at 3:00 p.m. This is the last day for Montana citizens to register to vote by mail. The RTV Tour organizers will have registration materials on hand, along with raffle prizes and giveaways. This is a great way to get your politically unaware vaping friends involved!
Casper, Wyoming Oct. 12
Denver, Colorado Oct. 13
The Denver vaper voter rally will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Independence Institute, a libertarian think tank. The event features Kat York of Colorado SFATA and Boosted E-Juice, a Right To Vape sponsor.
Fargo, North Dakota Oct. 14
Green Bay, Wisconsin Oct. 16
Party with the Packers, and the food and drinks are on the RTV Tour — but only if you RSVP! The fun starts at noon in Green Bay, as the RTV bus serves as the coolest vaping tailgate party ever during the Packers-Cowboys game. In addition to the regular lineup of great speakers, this event also features Reason Foundation Senior Fellow Brian Fojtik, a longtime vaping and Packers advocate.
There are additional dates scheduled on Oct. 20 and 21 in Indianapolis and Columbus. You can check them out at the Right To Vape registration site — or wait for our next update. Meanwhile, visit August8th.org to tell your members of Congress that you want them to prevent the FDA from arbitrarily restricting the products we use to avoid smoking.
Remember to join CASAA too! It’s free, and every additional vaper makes the organization more powerful while they advocate for our vaping rights. There are 200,000 members now. Can we get the number to a million?