Great news about dispatcher assisted CPR legislation!
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First, we want to thank every advocate who was able to join us for our State Lobby Day at the end of January. We had over 60 attendees which meant we were able to visit with roughly 70% of Senators and 35% of Representatives in the State Capitol to talk about the importance of dispatcher assisted CPR. Not only did these meetings give us valuable insight into how lawmakers were feeling about the bills, the event helped to increase awareness of how CPR can save lives in Wisconsin.
On the 20th of this month, the State Assembly voted on AB 654, which is the legislation that would ensure that all 911 dispatchers in Wisconsin are trained and able to talk callers through how to perform CPR while they wait for first responders to arrive. I'm very happy to tell you that the bill passed by a vote of 95 to 0! Big thanks to each and every advocate who contacted their lawmaker about this issue!
The bill must now pass the State Senate before it can go to the Governor for his signature into law. Please keep an eye out for messages from Jason Harder about ways you can help us advocate for this bill in the Senate!