In Tennessee, a strong group of volunteers, networkers and staff turned out for our 2018 'Heart Day on the Hill' on Wednesday, February 21st.
The day began with a welcome by Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) a long-time supporter of American Heart Association policy initiatives, and we were pleased to surprise and honor him with a 2018 Outstanding Legislator Award. Following our morning session, attendees visited key legislators to ask for support to:
- Permit local communities to pass smoke-free laws;
- Improve care for patients experiencing a stroke or STEMI heart attack once 911 is called; and
- Ensure elementary students receive at least 60 minutes of physical education each week.
The Tennessee AHA contingency had the opportunity to meet on separate occasions during the day with Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and House Speaker Beth Harwell to ask for support of American Heart Association issues and discuss the importance of advocacy. We want to thank all who took time to attend and make their voices heard!