On January 7th over 50 American Heart Association volunteers hit the Idaho Capitol Building for Idaho Youth Lobby Day. That morning they received training on the importance of physical education and CPR as a high school graduation requirement. We also trained them to become “lobbying ninjas,” learning how to talk to legislators, lobbying tactics and how to get a meeting when you don’t have one scheduled.
I’m pleased to report that our students met with over 40 of the 105 Idaho legislators! Students met with both the Senate and House Education Committee Chairs, members of the Education Committee, and even some members of Chamber leadership. They also hosted a Legislators Breakfast for the lawmakers.
One highlight of the day was when Jami Fitzpatrick and her 5th grade son Cody, who was saved by bystander CPR when he was 5-years old, taught attendees and legislators how to do Hands-Only CPR! Overall it was a great day and we are looking forward to Idaho Lobby Day 2015. Hope you can join us!