The 51st Legislature is less than a week away from beginning the 2013 session. This year is shaping up to be a very interesting year. This year we are working to ensure that all Arizona students in middle school with have to learn Hands Only CPR. Each year this would provide us with an additional 65,000 people who know how to save someone’s life. That’s amazing! But is not a guaranteed win. We have some work to do to convince the legislature that this is a good thing and that it isn’t a huge burden on schools to dedicated 30 minutes once a year to teaching their students to save someone’s life.
We will gather at the Arizona Capitol on January 31, 2013 for the AHA Lobby Day. At that time, we will have the chance to meet with our legislators, talk with them about the importance of CPR and impress upon them the need to pass the legislation putting this instruction in middle schools. We need to have as many of our dedicated AHA volunteers there as possible. The event runs from 10:30 – 2:00pm. Sign up today!
- Nicole Olmstead, Arizona Government Relations Director