Advocacy In Action 2024

Every year, American Heart Association volunteers gather at their state capitols to advocate for public policies that will result in a world of longer, healthier lives. Some of the advocacy events that have already occurred this year are listed below.

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hero_image_alt_text===Arizona Lobby Day

Arizona Lobby Day - February 7, 2024

Advocates gathered at the Capitol for Arizona State Lobby Day! They met with legislators and the governor while promoting the importance of Hands-Only CPR, Cardiac Emergency Response Plans (CERPs) and tobacco retail licensing.

Kansas House Floor - February 1, 2024

Kansas Advocacy Committee Member, Leann Dickson, and her husband Duane are on the Kansas House Floor as the American Heart Month resolutions are read.

Heart of Washington Lobby Day - January 29, 2024

Advocates gathered in Olympia for the Heart of Washington Lobby Day at the end of January! Volunteers talked with lawmakers about ensuring all Washington kids have access to school meals, and funding tobacco and vapor prevention and control programs.

Sante Fe State Capitol - January 2024

Anne Gilbert, Family Nurse Practitioner, testified on behalf of Paid Family & Medical Leave at the State Capitol in Santa Fe.

West Virginia State Capitol - February 2, 2024

Go Red Day at the West Virginia Capitol.

Georgia Lobby Day - February 1, 2024

Advocates in the state of Georgia gathered at the Capitol to advocate for CPR education and nutrition security.

Maine State Capitol - February 8, 2024

Andrew Cook and Jennifer Browne from Maine made sure their voices were heard by lawmakers on a crucial issue - the elimination of the sale of flavored tobacco.

South Carolina State Action Day - February 14, 2024

Dedicated volunteers and staff gathered at the Capitol for State Action Day to advocate for heart and stroke issues.

Kentucky State Capitol - February 15, 2024

More than 100 passionate Kentucky students showed up at the State Capitol to voice their concerns to lawmakers and prove that we must do better to protect youth from the harmful effects of nicotine!

Utah Lobby Day - February 13, 2024

Dedicated volunteers and staff gathered at the State Capitol for Utah Heart on the Hill Day.

Maryland Lobby Day - February 15, 2024

Advocates had a great day in Annapolis speaking to legislators and supporters of Healthy School Meals for All.

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