Political Action

Active participation at all levels of government is vital to our business and to our democracy. We advocate on public policy issues relevant to our companies by engaging responsibly with government officials, retailers, wholesalers, suppliers, adult consumers, employees and many other stakeholders.
We share our position on issues with our stakeholders and, when appropriate, suggest how they can appropriately communicate their views on proposed legislation with government officials.
We also encourage all stakeholders to remain active on issues important to them by:
  • voting;
  • participating in civic affairs and supporting candidates of their choice; and
  • communicating on issues with elected officials to let them know where they stand on legislative issues.
There are many laws and regulations that govern legislative advocacy, including lobbying, political contributions and grassroots advocacy. We are committed to complying with these laws and regulations in all areas of our government affairs activities.
Altria Client Services provides information on issues important to Altria and its companies and materials to use to communicate with elected officials at www.TobaccoIssues.com and www.TobaccoRights.com.
Altria's tobacco operating companies support two websites:
Tobacco Issues
Tobaccoissues.com provides information on current legislative and regulatory issues.
- ​​for tobacco retailers and trade members
​Citizens for Tobacco Rights
Tobaccorights.com provides our stakeholders with information on proposed legislation.
​- for adult tobacco consumers