Newsletter Feature - IA
A Look Back at 2019
2019 was another big year for You’re the Cure, both in Washington D.C. and across the country. Whether you called or emailed, sent tweets or attended legislative meetings with lawmakers, there is no doubt that YTC advocates were a relentless force for longer healthier lives and we made a tremendous impact in 2019!
Tips on having difficult conversations.
With the holidays right around the corner, we know at some point we all will be faced with that one family member or friend bringing up tough subjects that might make you feel uncomfortable.
The Midwest on Capitol Hill
On Thursday, October 17th, 242 volunteer advocates - cardiovascular disease patients, survivors, caregivers, researchers and others - from 48 states took to Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., and met with 249 House and Senate offices. We were there to advocate for a healthier life in every state in the country.
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Getting Ready for Session!
As we prepare for the upcoming year with campaign planning and setting all our legislative priorities, I wanted everyone to give you a heads up about a few things.
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Tobacco 21 – It’s not a moment; it’s a movement
Our work to raise the sale age of tobacco to 21 across the country is proving that it isn’t just a fad, it is what the country wants. Multiple states and over 500 different local communities from all over have already passed Tobacco 21 laws!
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Hello from Jacob Denniston, your new Grassroots Manager for Iowa!
Hello, Iowa advocates! I am so glad to be able to introduce myself and start getting to know each of you.
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Happy Holidays, Superheroes!
As we enjoy this season of thanks, we would be remiss if we didn’t express our sincerest thanks to you, our advocates. Though we live in different places across the country, we all come together to use our superhero advocacy powers – you are saving lives by using your voice!
Advocacy Tips for Summer
Summer is the season for the beach, backyard picnics, and pool parties. But it's also the time to make a real difference in your community and improve your advocacy skills. Here are five easy things you can do this summer to be an even more powerful advocate:
Advocate Spotlight: Mandy Forkner
My name is Mandy Forkner. I have two reasons why I wanted to get involved with the AHA and they were born 8 years ago; my sons Tommy and Travis.
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We're thankful for you!
As AHA Advocacy staff, we get to work alongside the most remarkable volunteers- like YOU! We get to see lives improved and lives saved as a result of the work we’ve done together, and for that, we're grateful.