Newsletter Feature - TX
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!
Health Victory for Austinites
Austinites overwhelming approved adding much-needed investments in making our community safer and healthier.Because of your support, Proposition C and Proposition G will help make Austin a more livable city for all and will add more opportunities for Austinites to enjoy physical activity in their daily routines. These initiatives will do the following:
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Austin: Early Vote is Underway
Early voting is underway, and now is the time to show your support for a healthier and safer Austin by voting FOR bond propositions C and G.
Advocating for Health Equity in Austin
Just a few weeks ago, You’re the Cure advocates stood up for health equity and successfully advocated for securing additional funding for public health in Austin.
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AHA's New Brand
For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives.
Advocate Spotlight: Rosalie Tristan
As we celebrate the 100th smoke-free city milestone in Texas, we're shining a spotlight on one of the advocates who helped make it happen. Rosalie Tristan is an advocate from Raymondville, Texas who has helped pass smoke-free ordinances in four cities. Supporting smoke-free indoor workplaces hits close to home for Rosalie who lost her daughter due to a brain aneurysm that lead to a stroke and was constantly exposed to secondhand smoke at her workplace.
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Health on the Ballot in Austin
We know that in order to end cardiovascular disease and stroke, we need to improve health from every angle. One way to improve heart health is to make sure everyone in a community has good sidewalks, bike lanes and open space to get exercise. This summer, we were watching the Austin bond process to make sure there's funding for active transportation.
100 Smoke-free Cities!
We are celebrating a big milestone: 100 cities all across Texas have passed comprehensive Smoke-Free ordinances, protecting 15.2 million Texans from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke! Without the leadership of these cities, our partner organizations, and - most importantly - volunteers and advocates like you, this achievement would not have been possible.
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Leaders with Heart Policy Academy Update
The inaugural class of the Leaders With Heart Policy Academy is nearing the end of the program as they settle on a policy to adopt. Leaders With Heart is a new initiative of the American Heart Association, with the pilot happening in Austin. This academy seeks to train advocates in order to raise up the communities they live in.
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Spreading Stroke Awareness at the Capitol
Last week, the American Heart Association hosted a presentation about stroke at the Texas Capitol for American Stroke Month. The event was a great way for legislative staff to learn more about the signs and symptoms of stroke, why it's so important to call 9-1-1 fast and the different types of stroke and how they're treated.