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Don't miss the 2014
YOUR ACTIONS MATTER! spring statewide event!

The Spring 2014 YOUR ACTIONS MATTER! underage drinking awareness campaign is underway throughout the State of Illlinois. Coordinated through the Illinois Liquor Control Commission's (ILCC) Don't Be Sorry educational program, this year's spring kickoff event on April 23 featured an announcement ceremony for the winner of our statewide teen video public service announcement (PSA) contest.

The goal of the YOUR ACTIONS MATTER! campaign is to change the behavior of adults who think it is “okay” to give alcohol to minors. In a unique twist, teenagers created the campaign's logo and slogan. That’s right, YOUTH will be educating the ADULTS!

By posting YOUR ACTIONS MATTER! bottleneckers (or “necktags”), window decals, signs, and posters, you will send a final reminder to members of your community that “preventing underage drinking is EVERYONE’s responsibility.”

Click here to see a 30-second commercial
promoting the Fall 2013 campaign

YOUR ACTIONS MATTER! materials were designed by teens to reinforce positive behavior. The vast majority of adults in Illinois do NOT give alcohol to minors nor do the majority of teens drink alcohol. By posting these positive messaging materials in liquor establishments throughout Illinois, adults will be reminded to “stop, think, and prevent” underage drinking!

Winner of teen video PSA contest named

During the statewide kickoff to this year's event, the winner of the 2014 YOUR ACTIONS MATTER! Teen Video PSA Contest was announced. Created by students from Villa Grove High School (located in eastern Illinois' Douglas County), the winning PSA will air on TV stations throughout the state later this year.

A judging panel—featuring key stakeholders in the prevention field, at the local level, and in the liquor industry—reviewed the teen artwork submissions and selected the Villa Grove High School team as the winner. The video was unveiled to the general public at an announcement ceremony at the school on April 23, 2014.

See Partners in Prevention for a list of participating individuals and organizations in the YOUR ACTIONS MATTER! campaign. For questions regarding this new prevention program, please contact Ted Penesis at 312-814-4802 or ted.penesis@illinois.gov.

Click to order free YOUR ACTIONS MATTERS! materials

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