As you may already know the 2016 legislative session will last only 60 days which means we have a very short period of time to influence lawmakers. We have set the date for our annual American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Washington advocacy day (newly renamed Heart of Washington Day), Tuesday February 9, and we would like to invite you to RSVP today!
Our Heart of Washington Day is a great opportunity for you to meet with your lawmakers to discuss issues that will help build a healthier Washington.
At this years event we plan to discuss two issues that will help build a healthier Washington:
Tobacco Control – Tobacco use is still the number one preventable cause of death in our state. Research has shown that raising the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco to 21 may dramatically reduce the number of smokers in our state.
Improving healthy environments in early learning settings – by strengthening nutrition, physical activity and screen time standards in early learning settings we will ensure all children get the best start.
Prior experience is not necessary as we will provide training the day of the event. If you would like to attend but need help getting to the Capitol let me know as I can help arrange carpooling. RSVP Today!
If you have any questions about the day please feel free to e-mail me at [email protected].