Did you see the shout out the President gave during this year’s State of the Union address about our major accomplishment around medical research? The President said last month's $2 billion increase gave, “scientists at the National Institutes of Health the strongest resources they’ve had in over a decade.”
That achievement is thanks to you and your hard work and we are thrilled it got the attention it deserved this week!
But now it’s time to move forward.
The State of the Union kicks off the New Year and we need to remind our lawmakers that the State of Heart Health still needs improving. And although we saw big victories in 2015, this year we need to see even more.
Whether it is continuing to increase NIH’s budget, protecting school meals or increasing access to telestroke care, our elected officials need to keep hearing that our work is far from over.
Sending a message now shows that You're the Cure advocates across the country will be watching as our representatives in Washington tackle heart health issues. It demonstrates that we're here to support them as they advocate for policies and initiatives that will save lives, and hold them accountable when they don't.
The state of our union might be strong, but the state of our heart health needs to be stronger.