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SAVE THE DATE: RI Lobby Day May 7

 

Please plan to join us at the Rhode Island State House on May 7 from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. for our annual Lobby Day! This is a great opportunity to meet with your state senator and representative to share the American Heart Association’s policy priorities.

We will determine our target issue(s) as we get closer to the date. Priorities for the Legislative Session include:

Securing funding to purchase new CPR manikins for all high schools to assist with implementation of the "CPR in Schools" law;

Encouraging schools to share recreational facilities with the community to promote physical activity (by limiting liability for the school district);

Updating standards for competitive foods sold in schools to align with/exceed new federal guidelines; and,

Protecting kids from Big Tobacco and helping smokers quit for good by increasing the cigarette tax and adequately funding prevention and cessation programs.

Training will be provided prior to the event via conference call.

Stay tuned for details! If you have any questions, please contact Megan Tucker, Director of Government Relations, at (401) 330-1708 or [email protected].

PHOTO: Lobby Day 2013

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