The goal of the Where’s Bill? This project is intended to draw attention to the fact that our smoke-free bill (Senate Bill 63) hasn’t been scheduled for a hearing in its final committee. Think about the “I’m Just a Bill on Capitol Hill” from School House Rock except our Bill is not a normal bill. By taking pictures of “Bill” in different communities around the state, we can point out that “Bill” is not where he needs to be.
Below are directions for this activity, but the main thing is to take a picture of “Bill” in your community and add a caption about what Bill is doing and “where he should be” i.e. in its final committee hearing getting ready to become a law! Send photos (location and captions) to email@example.com and post on social media!
- Bring Bill to Life! Simply take a piece of paper, roll it up, and draw a face on Bill to give it some personality.
- Take a picture of Bill somewhere in your community! Ideally a location that isn’t protected by a smoke-free law, but anywhere will do. Here’s some ideas:
- Take a selfie with your friends at a holiday party or gathering
- Take Bill on an adventure and capture it in front of a landmark, next to a cup of coffee, or at a concert! Get creative this is supposed to be fun!
- Include a catchy caption with location! For example: “Where’s Bill today? He’s visiting Kaladi Brothers café to enjoy a latte, but I wish he was in the House Judiciary hearing so that he can protect me from secondhand smoke!”
- Send your photo and caption to firstname.lastname@example.org and post on social media using #smokefreeAK.
- Ask your friends and family to help introduce Bill to the rest of the state. When enacted, Bill will cover the entire state, so it only makes sense that he visits every city before becoming law. The more photos the better!