Mississippi Advocates Adapt for Session

On February 10, You're the Cure advocates across Mississippi gathered online (in red!) for the American Heart Association's Mississippi Digital Day of Action to ask state lawmakers to support a healthier Mississippi.


Advocates kicked off the event online to review the schedule of events and learn more about the policy focuses for the day - supporting SNAP incentives programs and increasing access to water bottle filling stations in schools. Then, for the next several hours, they took breaks throughout the day to email, call, and tweet lawmakers through You're the Cure alerts and/or Facebook event posts.

Thanks to their help, our two key policy efforts "survived" the February 11th deadline to pass their respective chambers; the Senate passed Senate Bill 2426 supporting SNAP incentives programs and the House passed House Bill 925 to increase access to water bottle filling stations in schools.

We're at the halfway mark for both bills. Stay tuned for future You're the Cure alerts for how you can help! Mississippi's legislative session is scheduled to end by April 4th.

Learn more about Mississippi's session:

Mississippi Legislature's Website

How a Bill Becomes a Law in Mississippi

How to Find Your State Lawmakers 

Mississippi Legislature's YouTube Channel

Julie M. Howell is a Grassroots Manager for the American Heart Association, engaging volunteers and staff in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi in public policy campaigns to build a world of healthier, longer lives.

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