We would like to invite you to register to attend the 2021 Digital Lobby Week! Although we can't meet in person this year we hosting a week long event that people take part from wherever they are, when they have time. Together we will successfully fight for laws that prevent heart disease and stroke and help make a difference in the lives of thousands of people in Kansas.
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We will be offering a series of different actions throughout the week to help pass our priorities. We are working to make sure that everyone from every corner of the state can make their voice heard. We are taking different actions on different days. You can take part in as many as you like! If you can not attend one day, don't worry, you can do any of the following!
Here is the schedule for the week:
Monday, February 8th-
A training and kickoff call: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tweets to lawmakers: Take a few moments to tweet your lawmaker in the afternoon or evening
Tuesday, February 9th-
Emails to lawmakers: Take a few moments to email your lawmaker during the day
Wednesday, February 10th-
Share our stories: Take a few minutes to record a video or write why you volunteer with AHA on social media
Thursday, February 11th-
Meetings with lawmakers or phone calls to lawmakers:
- Meetings with lawmakers with be either 15 or 30 minutes long
- Phone calls to lawmakers will take a few minutes anytime you choose throughout the day
Issues we will be advocating for this legislative session include:
Raising the Tobacco Tax - Support increasing the tobacco tax to help prevent youth from starting use and current users to quit. A portion of the revenue should be used to help fund important tobacco control and public health initiatives.
- Medicaid Expansion - Support the expansion of Medicaid so people caught in the coverage gap in Kansas can get the care they need.