On Friday, February 5th at 8:30 am, advocates from across the state will gather at the Capitol in Salt Lake City to advocate for heart healthy legislation! Can we count you in?
This year is going to be special! With the help of legislators and volunteers like yourself we will be recognizing the 40th anniversary of the initial efforts to make our state smoke free. In 1976 Utah helped lead the nation in moving toward a smoke free society. Their initial efforts created non-smoking areas and banned smoking in public places. In time Utah would become a model for the nation in their statewide smoke-free policies! We will also honor the amazing advocate who helped make it all possible. Come hear his inspiring story of overcoming obstacles and adversity which truly prove that all it takes is just one person to make a difference!
So come join our group of dedicated advocates from across the state who will meet with state legislators to encourage them to adopt policies that make Utah a healthier, safer place to live.
Our priorities include:
- Securing Safe Routes to School funding to make our communities safer for children and families.
- Finding an affordable and sustainable plan that enhances health insurance coverage for those who need it most.
- Continuing the fight started 40 years ago to extinguish the harmful effects of tobacco use among our youth by increasing the age of legal consumption from 19 to 21.
Please save the date in your calendars and keep an eye out for more details to come! No advocacy experience is necessary – training will be provided!
It promises to be an exciting day of advocacy. We hope you’ll join us. Register today!