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Georgia Session Update: Week 5

Monday, February 5th will be Wear Red Day at the Georgia Capitol!


Key Dates

  • The Georgia House of Representatives will reconvene on Monday February 5th at 1pm.
  • The Georgia Senate will reconvene on Monday February 5th at 10am.
  • Monday, February 5th will be Wear Red Day at the Georgia Capitol in honor of Heart Month and Go Red for Women.

You can keep track of each day of the legislative session by visiting While there you can view live streams from both chambers of the General Assembly and watch the capital update.

Campaign Updates

State Campaigns

Telephone CPR:

The AHA is continuing to advocate for the passage of legislation requiring all 911 telecommunicators that provide dispatch for emergency conditions be trained in the delivery of high quality telephone CPR. Currently, we are meeting with stakeholders in the Governor’s office and the legislature to determine how best to implement our policy.

Quality Physical Education:

The AHA is also advocating for the passage of physical education assessment legislation. The goal of this policy is to increase accountability reporting of schools to provide quality physical education based on specific assessment measures. We are pleased to announce that Representative Beth Beskin is sponsoring this legislation and it will be released in the coming week.

We will continue to provide updates as they are given to me. Contact [email protected] with questions. 

Local Campaigns

Smoke-free Atlanta:

As the new city government has been sworn in the smoke-free Atlanta coalition will be actively engaging the city council and mayor in the coming weeks and months. However, the passage of a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance relies on not legislative but community support. To that end, the coalition will be engaging the local community via events and educational activities as January moves forward. Refer to the Key Dates section of this newsletter for the most recent events.

Smoke-free Marietta:

As an official member of the Breath Easy Cobb County Coalition the American Heart Association will be assisting in the launch of a public outreach and education campaign in the coming weeks and months. This will aid in achieving the coalitions goal of advancing smoke-free policies in the City of Marietta. This campaign is still in its planning stages and We will provide updates as it moves into its next stages.

If you live in Atlanta or Marietta and would like to be engaged, please email [email protected].

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