Earlier this month, the American Heart Association and our partners formally launched The Campaign for a Healthy Colorado with a successful press conference. The AHA is partnered with other lead health organizations to work on this campaign, which provides us an opportunity to raise funding for important health initiatives through an increase on the cigarette tax and other tobacco related products at the state level. Many of our enthusiastic advocates attended and learned about how this ballot measure will benefit Colorado communities. It will help by reducing smoking and related health care costs, modernizing and improving care for youth and veterans, and propelling cutting-edge research to cure cancer and other major diseases. After the press conference, the advocates were trained on how to speak about this issue and how to become a petition circulator. Now our advocates are armed with skills to help us spread the word and gather signatures.
This measure will raise about $315 million a year, but it will only make it to the ballot with the help of the community. Please help the American Heart Association and the Campaign for a Healthy Colorado make Colorado a healthier state. We need more passionate advocates to spread the word in our communities! Will you help?
To help please visit: http://www.healthyco2016.com/ or email [email protected] to learn more on how to get involved!