Arkansas' own Savvy Shields, Miss America 2017, meets advocates at the Central Arkansas Go Red for Women Luncheon. And Dawn Scott of Little Rock's THV11 News leads a call-to-action to tell our local elected officials: it's time to get serious about providing a healthy and smoke-free workplace for ALL Little Rock workers!
Wednesday May 17th, Arkansas Advocacy staff and volunteers attended the Central Arkansas Go Red for Women Luncheon in Little Rock. Arkansas’ own Savvy Shields, Miss America 2017, headlined a very successful fundraiser for our Central Arkansas market, and it was great to see some of our Advocacy volunteers gracing the stage as well!
Working in conjunction with Heart Association Advocacy, Communications and Development staff, Dawn Scott of THV 11 – our MC for the event – led a call-to-action during the event program. Event attendees were asked to join our You’re the Cure network, and email their City Board Directors, as well as Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, to ask that the city adopt a comprehensive smoke-free policy protecting Little Rock workers and patrons. Over 160 attendees took action, generating over 900 emails to Little Rock board members. This sort of grassroots action will be critical to ensuring a healthier, smoke-free Little Rock.
Arkansas Advocacy staff would like to extend our deepest thanks to our partners in the Communications and Development departments for their help in making our call-to-action so successful. And of course, to all of our volunteers and advocates for all of their hard work:
YOU are our why.