We enjoyed speaking with advocates on this month's You're the Cure - Southeast advocacy chat. Our next monthly chat is scheduled for Monday, October 28th at 11:30 AM eastern / 10:30 AM central. Click here to save your spot now!
As we shared on this month's call, the AHA will host its You're the Cure on the Hill Federal Lobby Day next month. More than 300 advocates from across the country will gather in DC October 16 - 18, to urge Congress to support more vital medical research, protect our youth from tobacco, and put a stop to surprise medical bills. For advocates not in attendance, you can help make You’re the Cure on the Hill a success by taking action on upcoming alerts that will amplify the voices of your fellow advocates. You also can follow our event hashtag on social media: #YTContheHill.
In addition to preparing for federal lobby day, advocates have been volunteering for the You're the Cure tent at their local Heart Walks. If you recall, we plan to have You're the Cure represented at 20 walks across the Southeast in an effort to advance local and state public policy campaigns. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time at walks this month!
We still have a number of walks left, where we need advocates to help serve as volunteer leads, showing up and setting up the You're the Cure tent, helping us recruit through the event, and helping to break down and return materials to us. The time requirement is usually just a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday - and all materials will be at the event waiting for you! If your walk is listed below and you're interested in this volunteer opportunity, stay tuned for a You're the Cure alert inviting you to register to volunteer and providing you with specific details for your local walk.
Atlanta, GA (Metro Atlanta) 9/28
Gulfport/Biloxi, MS (Gulf Coast) 9/28
Winston-Salem, NC 9/29
Mobile, AL 10/5
Fayetteville, NC 10/12
Cape Fear, NC 10/26
Rocky Mount, NC 10/26
Hattiesburg, MS 11/2
Naples, FL 11/2
Marietta, GA 11/2
Orlando, FL 11/9
Lake Charles, LA 11/9
New Orleans, LA 11/16
Tampa Bay, FL 11/9
Miami, FL 11/24
Lastly, the holiday season will be here before we know it. For many states in the Southeast, that means we need to start preparing for our states' 2020 legislative sessions. Below are your state's session dates. Between now and then, you'll likely start hearing from us more about the issues we plan to ask legislators to support. Stay tuned for future You're the Cure alerts!
Alabama 2/04/20 – 5/19/20
Florida 1/14/20 – 3/13/20
Georgia 1/13/20 – 3/27/20
Louisiana 3/9/20 – 6/1/20
Mississippi 1/7/20 – 5/10/20
North Carolina 5/13/20 – 7/3/20
South Carolina 1/14/20 – 6/4/20
Tennessee 1/14/20 – 4/22/20
As always, thank you for your time and support to be a relentless force for a world full of longer, healthier lives.