On February 5th, over 50 attendees including students, business leaders, doctors, survivors, and You’re the Cure advocates, joined together on the Senate Lawn at Arizona’s State Capitol to advocate in support of heart-healthy policies. In addition, dozens of advocates supported their efforts by taking action online.
To those of you who joined us in Phoenix or took online action, the Arizona Advocacy Team wants to say THANK YOU!
In case you didn’t attend Lobby Day, here’s how we did it:
- We connected with every state legislator’s office in-person or via email
- We met face-to-face with legislators in the House and Senate Education Committees
- We dropped off informational packets to legislators who were unavailable to meet due to previous engagements
News Update! On February 5th, the two CPR in Schools bills (SB 1411/HB 2594) had their first readings and both were assigned to their respective Education Committees which puts us in a great situation since we were able to confirm support with legislators in both House and Senate committees at Lobby Day as well as start the conversation on the importance of CPR training in schools with legislators outside of the Education Committees during the luncheon. HB 2594 was also heard in Committee on Wednesday, February 11th.
Please visit here to stay up-to-date on all of our legislative priorities!
And if you missed this year’s Lobby Day, don’t worry! There will be a lot of opportunities to take action in the coming months, and we’ll need every single one of you along the way. Please email Nicole Olmstead at Nicole.Olmstead@heart.org or Josh Brown at Josh.Brown@heart.org if you are interested in future volunteer opportunities, or if you have any additional questions.
Thank you again for being a part of the You’re the Cure team!