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MN Advocates Attended National Lobby Day in D.C.!


On May 11 and 12, the Midwest Affiliate joined more than 380 advocates in Washington D.C. for You’re the Cure on the Hill national lobby day. We had 53 volunteers 10 of which were youth advocates, 20 staff representing all 11 states in the affiliate who stepped up to the plate for healthy school lunches and medical research funding. We had seven great advocates representing Minnesota this year: Alex and Ben Mitchell, Carrie-Ann Canney, Colin and Maddie Roberts, Dale Wakasugi and Lisa Hoffman.
In all, the entire event conducted 293 meetings with Capitol Hill lawmakers, asking them to protect the progress made by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and support school nutrition standards, and also to make cardiovascular disease and stroke research a national priority by increasing the budget of the National Institutes of Health. We were able to meet with staff and several Members of Congress throughout the day. Team Minnesota had some great meetings with staff in DC sharing their stories. Check out more photos from the event here.

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