Despite the rain and the gloom of the weather on February 4th, one thing is for sure: it was a bright and cheery experience for advocates at the 2020 Tennessee State Lobby Day!
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The day started with a healthy grab & go breakfast for legislators. Volunteers and lawmakers enjoyed casual conversation and great food. From there, the team of American Heart Association dispersed for legislative meetings, before staff partners and advocates journeyed through the underground tunnel at the Capitol to our team picture.
During our meetings, we asked for support for a few key issues: SB1958/HB1933, the Telecommunicator CPR bill, the Water Access in Schools bill, and Senator Shane Reeves and Rep. Robin Smith's Tobacco 21 bill. We also passed out healthy goodie bags with a thank you message of support for all legislators and their assistants!
Advocates enjoyed a deliciously healthy lunch, with the option to attend the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee hearing.
In all, our attendees enjoyed a day of community with other advocates and successfully advanced the policy agenda of the American Heart Association. On behalf of Leanne Durm-Minoux, Tennessee Government Relations Director, and Kim Chidester VanVeen, Grassroots Manager - we thank you for your support, Tennessee.
Let us know that you're interested in our 2021 event - we hope to see you then!