LULAC Virtual Summit 2021

Claudia Rodas, Director, Southern Region, Tobacco-Free Kids

Claudia Rodas

Claudia Rodas has 20-years of professional experience in political and legislative matters. She currently serves as the Director, Southern Region for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Her work entails a focus on tobacco control policies in the southern part of the nation. She has lobbied the Texas State Legislature and advocated in several southern states to pass strong tobacco control laws such as smoke-free policies, raising the tobacco tax, advocating for state program funding, raising the sale age of tobacco products to 21 and restrictions to the sale of flavored tobacco products.

Claudia has worked in the non-profit arena for over 15 years, including holding government affairs positions at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the American Heart Association. She has extensive experience in lobbying and working in statewide and local political and issue-based campaigns. Claudia is a native Houstonian and received her bachelor’s in business administration, with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Spanish, from the University of Houston.


Panel Information

Saturday, September 4

1:09 PM EST

iving Tobacco Free: Be a Part of the Change!

Tobacco has had a long history of causing harm to communities of color and our youth. With clever advertising tactics and attractive styles and flavors, the tobacco industry has managed to rebrand the cigarette for the 21st century. This workshop will discuss the harmful impact of tobacco, the history of regulating the industry, and how to advocate for further restrictions.

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