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Rhode Island Advocates Participate in Lobby Day

Rhode Island advocates recently joined us at the State House to talk with their senators and representatives about #HealthyKidsRI.

hero_image_alt_text===Participants at the RI Lobby Day.

Many thanks to the advocates who gathered at the State House on April 4th for the American Heart Association's "Healthy School Marketing" Lobby Day! Advocates met with more than 25 members of the General Assembly to discuss our bill that would ensure only healthy foods and beverages are advertised and marketed to children on school property. The overall feedback from senators and representatives was very positive.

As reported last month, we have reached a compromise with our primary opponent and we're hopeful that 2018 will be the year that we (finally) get this bill to Governor Raimondo's desk! The bill has already been heard before the Senate Education Committee and the House Health, Education and Welfare Committee - and we're awaiting votes. Please keep an eye out for action alerts as votes are scheduled. We need to keep the pressure on our lawmakers to get this done!

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