As we start 2016, we have a busy legislative session ahead of us! We have made significant progress on many of our issues – school nutrition, healthy food & beverage advertising in schools, funding for CPR training in schools, tobacco control, and funding for “transportation alternatives” like biking & walking (just to name a few!). I look forward to working with you and all of our You’re the Cure advocates in the Ocean State to make sure that we see some of these priorities make it through the General Assembly and to Governor Raimondo’s desk. I know you have advocated for some of these issues for many years and just like me you are ready for success!
If you would like to get more involved in our advocacy efforts, please feel free to contact me anytime! In addition to our online grassroots activities, there are many opportunities to get engaged “offline” as well. Perhaps you would like to try something new in 2016? Attend a Lobby Day at the State House, meet with your state senator or representative, testify at a committee hearing, or draft an op-ed for your local paper? Call or email to learn more!
Cheers to a productive 2016!
Director of Government Relations
American Heart Association