Thanks to our advocate’s hard work, in 2015, CT passed a law requiring CPR training in public high schools. The very next year, we defeated a bill that would have removed that very lifesaving skill as a public-school graduation requirement. Unfortunately, there are AGAIN efforts underway that would eliminate the CPR in Schools requirement, and rob our communities of future generations of lifesavers. We need your help today!
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Teaching student’s CPR could save thousands of lives by filling our communities with lifesavers – those trained to give sudden cardiac arrest victims the immediate help they need to survive until EMTs arrive. We need to ensure a generation in which every brother, sister, son, daughter, friend, and stranger is trained in CPR and is prepared to save lives!
Despite all our efforts, losing the battle to save CPR is a real possibility, and we will need as many advocates as possible to let their legislators know that it is critical that CPR remain as part of the high school graduation requirements. There are a couple of very easy actions that you can take to do your part. They are:
- Leave a phone message for your state senator by clicking on http://act.yourethecure.org/n34tnCw
- Send an email to your legislators urging their support for CPR by clicking on http://act.yourethecure.org/drU6IIi
As always, we recognize that the most valuable commodity that our organization has in furtherance of its policy goals are our passionate advocates, and we would like to thank-you for all that you do. Together, we will make CT as heart-healthy as possible for our families and neighbors!