On October 23rd, advocates gathered for the Denver's Grassroots Action Team meeting and discussed how the AHA can mobilize volunteers for legislative action in the state of Colorado.
Thanks to the committed efforts of GAT Chairs Jaime Cabrera and Gerri Falco we began to mobilize the Denver community. We thanked both the Mayor and Governor for recent efforts to improve biking and walking infrastructure, participated in an advocacy training, and planned ways that the GAT could join with the State Advocacy Committee in the fight against heart disease and stroke.
The team also spoke with Senator Michael Bennet’s staff about nutrition standards for school lunches in September. The team hopes to keep the issue of healthy and active living front of mind for both the Governor of Colorado and the Mayor of Denver.