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A New Year Wish for a Healthier Maine!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a healthy start to 2023. As a You’re the Cure advocate, you understand a healthy lifestyle and access to quality, equitable healthcare helps prevent heart disease and stroke.  You can make a difference by using your voice to push for change that makes our communities healthier. Please take a minute to wish your state lawmakers a Happy New Year and remind them of the important work ahead of us. 

Let's Kick Off the New Year with Heart!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a healthy start to 2023. As a You’re the Cure advocate, you understand a healthy lifestyle and access to quality, equitable healthcare helps prevent heart disease and stroke.  You can make a difference by using your voice to push for change that makes our communities healthier. Please take a minute to wish your state lawmakers a Happy New Year and remind them of the important work ahead of us. 

We're Back!

We are pleased to announce the American Heart Association’s Lobby Day Heart on the Hill”, on February 10th in Montpelier!

Go Red at the Capitol Day

Like many states, Colorado has been gearing up for the 2023 Legislative Session that began on Jan. 9.  The elections in November resulted in the largest Democratic majorities in the State House and Senate in recent Colorado history. 

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Learn About Healthy School Meals For All

The 2023 New Mexico legislative session kicked off on Jan. 17, and we're already tracking numerous bills that affect our advocates, as well as preparing for residents to attend a Day of Action on Feb. 8 to talk to their legislators.

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Advocates Rally at Capitol!

Almost 100 advocates representing a wide array of organizations, including American Heart Association, gathered at the state Capitol on Jan. 10, the first day of the new legislative session, to show their support for Medicaid Expansion.

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Join us at the Capitol!

You’re invited to join us for our Heart Beats for Tennessee Lobby Day, February 22nd.

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It's time to return local decision making to the counties

The American Heart Association is supporting legislation during Hawaii's 2023 state legislative session to repeal a state law "preempting" our county governments from taking action on tobacco sales issues. The state passed the preemptive law during the waning moments of the 2018 session stating that Hawaii’s youth vaping epidemic was too important to not be addressed on a statewide level. Since that time, state legislators have yet to pass any effective legislation aimed at curbing the vaping epidemic. 

Preemption is a common tactic by the tobacco industry to prevent effective health policies from being passed. Since the preemption on county tobacco-control policies was established, the industry has been among the leading contributors in campaign contributions to key legislative leaders who have helped to bottle up passage of health policies that would effect the industry’s profits.

If you'd like to learn more about the issue watch this video or reach out us for specific information on the situation in Hawaii.

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Delaware session begins! Tell your legislator what you care about!

We hope your 2023 is off to a great start. As the new legislative session begins, we are excited to work with you and our elected officials to advance policies that will improve the overall health and well-being of Delawareans. We know that our mission – to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives – is more important than ever! 

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A bill to ensure healthy meals for all DC kids is introduced!

We are pleased to announce an exciting development in DC Council! Last week, Council Member and Health Committee Chair, Christina Henderson, along with 7 other members of Council, introduced a bill which would provide healthy school meals for all DC students, regardless of income.

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