On October 3 and 4, Pennsylvania advocates and key board members were in Harrisburg for a our first-ever Advocates in Action event. On the first day, the advocates brainstormed recruiting partner organizations, obtaining additional personal stories and recruiting new volunteers to support CPR in Schools and BreatheFree PA. In addition, there was an in-depth spokesperson training where attendees identified and developed answers to questions to help advocates have more of a comfort level when speaking with legislators, other advocates, and the general public.
On day 2, the advocates learned about relationship building with staff and legislators. They then met with legislative staff to urge support of CPR in Schools – and if that wasn’t enough, they delivered a BreatheFree PA drop off piece to all 253 members!
We can't thank our participants enough for helping to set the stage for success throughout the year as we work together to advocate for heart-healthy and stroke-smart communities!