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Advocating for Heart in Colorado

The American Heart Association’s Approach to Advocacy

We advocate for federal, state and local policies that help to build healthier lives and communities, focusing on legislative and regulatory priorities that help to prevent heart disease and stroke risk factors and protect survivors across the state. 

Join us as we Advocate for Heart!

The You're the Cure Network is a place where advocates from all walks of life can help us advocate for life-saving legislation right from their phone or computer! We need your voice to make a difference! Join us and register to be a You're the Cure Advocate at HTTPS://WWW.YOURETHECURE.ORG/JOIN

Historic Advocacy Victories in Colorado 

2005     Increased the tobacco tax to help reduce smoking rates
2015      Secured funding to provide CPR in Schools training
2016     Improved the clean indoor air law to provide additional protections from secondhand smoke
2017     Passed one of the first Sugar-Sweetened Beverage taxes in the nation in Boulder
2018     Secured public funding to make biking, walking and other pedestrian infrastructure safe and accessible for all
2019     Repealed tobacco preemption laws to ensure Colorado cities and counties can enact strong tobacco prevention policies

You can help us achieve even more advocacy victories to make Colorado a healthier place to live, work, and play! Join the You're the Cure Network today and let your voice be heard!