On Tuesday, January 26th over 50 You’re the Cure volunteers, survivors, and American Heart Association visited the Capitol in Phoenix to raise awareness about heart disease and advocate for a statewide policy to train high school students in Hands-On CPR prior to graduation.
Thanks to our volunteers, Arizona’s Heart at the Capitol Day was a very successful event! The day started with a brief issue recap and training in the morning followed by advocates heading over to the House and Senate building for office legislative meetings.
This year we met directly with over 40 key decision makers to build support and momentum to pass House Bill 2801 and Senate Bill 1137 (best known as the CPR in Schools Bills). HB 2801 and SB 1137 contain the same language, the only difference is that they originated in the House and Senate respectively. HB 2801 has already passed out of the House Education Committee while SB 1137 has yet to have a hearing.
HB 2801 and SB 1137 are moving very quickly through the legislative process, so please remember to regularly visit the action center to stay up-to-date on legislative updates to support our CPR in Schools bills at critical moments.