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Georgia Senate Votes Against Preemption

In mid-February, the tobacco industry started pushing a preemption bill, Senate Bill 418, that would limit the ability of local governments to pass certain laws that are stronger than state laws. The American Heart Association and other organizations opposed the bill.

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You're the Cure advocates emailed and called their senators, urging them to vote against Senate Bill 418. Senators heard the voices of their constituents, and voted 18-34 against the bill on February 28.

To express our gratitude, we went to the Georgia Capitol with a group of You’re the Cure advocates on March 21 to individually thank the 34 Senators. Advocates were surprised to hear from their Senators how rarely they receive a thank you! It was a great day with advocates and a strong reminder to express our gratitude regularly!

We are all very thankful for the 34 Senators who opposed Senate Bill 418 and stood up for local communities. Click here to read the bill and to see the vote count.

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.  – Jacques Maritain

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