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Advocacy Tips for Summer

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:

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T21 Day at the Capitol Was a Success!

Two hundred impassioned advocates descended on the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, May 9th, determined to meet with legislators to advocate for statewide Tobacco 21 legislation. Advocates in attendance partnered with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, and the Respiratory Health Association. 

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Let's Celebrate the End of Session

The 2018 Colorado legislative session has officially wrapped! Thank you for your continued support and help. Over 300 advocates contacted their lawmakers this session, sending in more than 3,600 emails! We have a lot to be proud of - keep reading for the bills we successfully passed and defeated. 

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Farm Bill Update

Farm Bill Defeated in House, Further Action Expected

Capitol Hill was bustling with activity last week as lawmakers scramble to tackle key legislative issues, but one BIG bill captured the most attention, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, more often referred to as the farm bill. After months of speculation and many hours of debate, the farm bill was defeated on the House floor by a vote of 198-213. The American Heart Association is opposed to the bill and urged the House Agriculture Committee to go back to the drawing board and produce a bipartisan bill. To stay up to date on the 2018 farm bill you can text SNAP to 46839.

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High School Confiscates E-Cig, Results in Staff's Nicotine Poisoning

In March 2018 assistant principal, John Conway, for Jamestown High School confiscated an e-cigarette and the e-liquid, also known as e-cigs and e-juice, from a student resulting in an unknowingly dangerous situation. 

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Advocacy Tips for Summer

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:

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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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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:

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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. 

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New Early Care and Education Standards in Tennessee

Beginning July 30, 2018, Tennessee childcare centers (home and center-based) will be regulated by new licensure rules that incorporate better standards on nutrition, physical activity and screen time.

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