Newsletter Feature - PA
State legislator introduces bill that seeks to control local policies
Local governments create their own laws because different communities have different needs. What a suburb of Pittsburgh wants, for many reasons, is probably different than what a rural town near Lancaster may want. The beauty of our country is that people can get involved in their local community and make it what they want it to be. It’s what creates the beautiful patchwork that is Pennsylvania and America.
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thumbnail_alt_text===Health care update
Great news in PA - CPR in Schools is now law!
This month, Governor Tom Wolf signed the CPR in schools bill into law, making us the 39th state with similar legislation.
hero_image_alt_text===CPR in schools is now law in PA
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Happy Minds. Healthy Hearts.
Did you know your four-legged friend could help boost health and well-being? Heart disease and stroke are the world’s top killers. Studies show that pets are good for your health. They can help you get more exercise, may lower blood pressure and cholesterol, cut stress and boost happiness.
hero_image_alt_text===It's a pug!
thumbnail_alt_text===It's a pug!
Simple Steps to Get Your Resolutions Back on Track
It's no secret it can be challenging to maintain resolutions about eating healthy and staying fit. And now is when good intentions – especially those that began oh-so-long-ago at the beginning of the year – can start to wane.
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thumbnail_alt_text===woman drinking water
Don’t Boo, Advocate for your Voice
How many times over the past few years have you heard friends, family, and community members alike discuss and criticize local and federal politics? Well, if you are like me, it has been a weekly, if not daily, occurrence. While so many of us have passionate and thoughtful opinions on how we can better our community, not many of us have the time or energy to have our voices heard to their full potential.
hero_image_alt_text===Picture of Patrick Schlitt
thumbnail_alt_text===Picture of Patrick Schlitt
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!
Add color with pride
hero_image_alt_text===Vegetables shaped into a rainbow
thumbnail_alt_text===Vegetables shaped into a rainbow
Summer Advocacy Tips
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:
What's in Store for Pennsylvanians?
Each week, grocery shopping in 20 percent of households in America is harder than it needs to be. That’s because people in these communities—more than 29 million across the country—lack access to grocery stores and the healthy produce, lean proteins and whole grains that come along with them. Whether they’re in big cities or small towns, these families are forced to rely on understocked convenience stores or take inconvenient, hours-long trips to buy the food that keeps us all happy and healthy.
hero_image_alt_text===Photo of fresh vegetables
thumbnail_alt_text===photo of fresh vegetables
American Stroke Month 2018
Did you know that stroke is a leading cause of death and preventable disability with 7 million American adults having had a stroke? Or that someone has a stroke every 40 seconds?