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Go Red at the Colorado Capitol is a Success!

Last week, over 50 American Heart Association advocates in Colorado gathered at the State Capitol to celebrate our accomplishments and set new goals for the legislative session, especially efforts to bring us closer to the Tobacco Endgame and stop the youth vaping epidemic.

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Arizona Anti-Tobacco Advocacy Day 2020 Recap

On January 23rd, over 100 You’re the Cure volunteers, survivors, students and teachers gathered in Phoenix for to raise awareness about the growing concerns around youth tobacco use and legislation that would limit youth access to tobacco products.  Student groups from Cactus Shadows High School, Chandler High School, Iron Wood High School, and Mingus Union High School were all in attendance. During the event, volunteers met with lawmakers urging support for a package of tobacco control legislation. Below is a quick highlight of the bills included in the package:

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Google and email apps

If you use Gmail you need to read this!

You might not know that we have needed your help if you are a Gmail user.

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A phone with the words

Telephone CPR Saves Lives

Help us get emergency dispatchers training to coach people through CPR.

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One More Step for T-21

Much has happened with our work on tobacco control efforts at the federal level, recently. Congress raised the tobacco sale age to 21. While this is a great step forward, their is more we can do here in Minnesota to address current purchase, use and possession penalties.

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Legislative Breakfast invite with event details

Join us for our Legislative Breakfast

We would like to invite you to attend the 2020 American Heart Association Legislative Breakfast on Wednesday, February 26th in Des Moines! Together we will successfully fight for laws that build longer, healthier lives and help make a difference for the people of Iowa.

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Short term health plans- a dangerous gamble with health care coverage

Bills to create short term health plans are being considered across the country. The American Heart Association opposes these types of health plans- but why?

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GUEST BLOG: Drinking Water Access for Our Kids

I’m back again this month with a topic recently brought to my attention by the American Heart Association - water access in schools, more specifically—water bottle filling stations. Many schools do not have water bottle filling stations or even access to clean drinking water. Crazy, right?

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table of vaping devices that were taken by a school principal

It was the flavors that got me started, but it was the nicotine that got me hooked

The Utah Division took an innovative approach to this year’s AHA Utah Lobby Day. Instead of a traditional daytime event driven by one-on-one meetings with lawmakers, our team hosted a dinner prior to the start of the busy legislative session. 

And with support from advocates like you, it was a great success!

Over 120 volunteers and lawmakers attended and learned more about the vaping epidemic and other AHA legislative priorities.

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Oklahoma Lobby Day is March 3rd!

The 2020 legislative session is getting underway, and that means Go Red Day at the Oklahoma Capitol is coming up soon!  Advocates from across Oklahoma will gather to meet with lawmakers, raising awareness by wearing red.

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