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Chat #3: Achieving the Tobacco Endgame Discussion Recap
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As you may know, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the American Heart Association's (AHA) entry into the federal advocacy world and we want to celebrate all that we’ve accomplished. As part of that celebration, we’re hosting a four-part RelentlessTogether Advocacy Chat Series aimed to empower advocates to continue being a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives for another 40 years to come.

On August 24th, our Grassroots Team hosted the third chat, “Achieving the Tobacco Endgame," focused on our tobacco control policy work at the federal level. View slides. On this call, we:

  • Shared why we engage in tobacco control policies;
  • Reviewed our key areas and issues of focus for 2021;
  • Heard from Emily Horowitz, Government Relations Director, about the latest information from Capitol Hill; and
  • Spoke with Amy Shope Manzi, Director of Grassroots, about the Association's new campaign, Tobacco Endgame, aimed to empower youth to be the voice for change.

One action you can take right now is to ask teens and young adults to join the Tobacco Endgame campaign at tobaccoendgame.org.

As a reminder, our last RelentlessTogether chat, “The Future of Heart," will take place Tuesday, August 31st at 7PM Eastern. Cheyenne Brown, member of the AHA Advocacy Coordinating Committee, will moderate a panel discussion with several of the Association's top youth advocates from across the country. Please join us! We look forward to seeing you then!


David McGoldrick, Federal Grassroots Manager, contributed to the article.

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