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Save the Date: AHA Advocacy Day on February 3rd

 

Guest Blogger: Sarah Higginbotham, Oregon Government Relations Director

Join us for an exciting day February 3rd, 2016 at the Oregon State Capitol! We will meet with lawmakers to discuss the American Heart Association's priority issues that are vital to building a healthier Oregon.

RSVP here to let us know you can join us!

Our focus in 2016 Legislative Session will be on improving the health of Oregon’s kids:

• Protecting kids from tobacco by raising the legal sale age to 21: Research has shown that raising the tobacco purchasing age to 21 will reduce addiction and prevent disease. With your help, we will build momentum on this issue.

• Getting kids moving with physical education: Too many Oregon kids aren’t getting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day that they need to be healthy. Physical education can help and we need you to help us ask state leaders to support PE in schools.

Prior lobbying experience is not needed. Training and lunch will be provided for attendees.

In years past, our advocates have helped save lives by winning major policy victories for Oregonians including ensuring all Oregon students learn CPR before graduating; requiring all newborns be screened for congenital heart defects; and securing funding for tobacco control and physical education.

Hope you can join us for what should be an important day at the Capitol!

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