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A heartfelt thanks from the AHA


Thank YOU! Because of all your hard work we have been able to able to make sure that all babies born are screened for congenital heart defects, we made sure to make sure that kids don’t start smoking and adults quit by increasing the tobacco tax, we made sure that our cities and towns are thinking about walking biking when they construct new roads or fix existing roads by including important language on complete streets in the Transportation Bond Bill and we made sure that our communities have access to fresh fruits and vegetables by including fresh food financing in the Environment Bond Bill. All of these efforts will help make our Commonwealth more heart-healthy and stroke-free! 

Even with all this great work, we still have so much more to do. As the legislators start to wind down we want to make sure they still take action on a few critical bills this fall. Please continue to act on all alerts to ask your legislators for support on key pieces of legislation that would require all coaches to learn CPR, improving the access to quality, age-appropriate physical education for all students and requiring healthy options in vending machines in State Buildings. 

I know that I ask a lot from you, but it truly makes a difference and I can’t thank you enough for your dedication and passion for the cause. Thank YOU for all YOU do.


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