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News from the Capitol: #CPRinSchools a priority for AHA

And so it begins! The 2017 Wyoming Legislative Session started yesterday, and it promises to be an interesting and exciting 40 days at the Wyoming Interim State Capitol.  

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This morning, Governor Matt Mead delivered his State of the State address where he shared:

“I’m pleased to report that though we face challenging times, Wyoming remains strong. Our state has prepared well for times of lower revenue. And our citizens continue to do great things contributing to Wyoming’s strength and success.” 

Over the next several months you will receive emails providing updates on the progress of the AHA legislative agenda, as well as giving you the opportunity to take action via email, phone calls, and visits to legislator offices. Just know that your involvement is incredibly important to the work of the American Heart Association at the Capitol, and together we can do great things for the health of Wyoming!

Your AHA Advocacy Team will be working to pass policies that will create a healthier Wyoming for all! One such priority is CPR as a graduation requirement.

Today Governor Mead had this to say about Education in Wyoming: “Starting the discussion on education, I point out the wonderful report that we were just rated 7th best in the country. The other six were on the east coast. We are proud of that and want to continue to be strong in education. I point out Wyoming should be proud of how it’s supported education. By any measure, Wyoming has placed the highest value on education."

Let’s continue to place the highest value on education by giving Wyoming students the skills and knowledge to save a life. CLICK HERE to show your support!

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Your voice is key to an effective grassroots campaign, and we can't do this without you! Along with taking action on email alerts we would love to see you at our Advocating for Heart event on Friday, February 3rd at the Wyoming Interim State Capitol (The Jonah Building). For more information and to RSVP for this signature event please CLICK HERE

We will continue to keep you updated as legislative session moves forward.  Many volunteers from across our state have shared their stories with us and committed to advocating for heart-healthy and stroke smart policies this year. Join us and let's see what we can accomplish together in 2017!

You're The Cure,

Kristen

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