The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are hard at work, advocating for life-saving policies from Harrisburg to Washington, D.C.
Your fellow Pennsylvania advocates have already accomplished some amazing things in 2012: passage of House Bill 1400, which recognizes primary stroke centers in the state and passage of Senate Bill 351, which provides Good Samaritan liability protections to AED program facilitators and lay rescuers using CPR. But this is only the beginning, and your help is needed to keep fighting heart disease and stroke.
Pennsylvania has a very diverse population and geographic make-up. It is important that we have representation from the entire state. We have a full time legislature that is one of the largest in the country. We need help year round to bring important policy issues to their attention and to maintain contact with all of Pennsylvania’s 253 legislators.
This website is full of great information and ways for you to get involved and make a difference right away. You can easily contact your elected officials to speak out on heart and stroke issues in our action center or sign up to attend one of our upcoming events.
We want to get to know you! Share your story to let us know why fighting heart disease and stroke matter personally to you.
As part of You’re the Cure, we think you’ll truly enjoy the chance to meet fellow advocates, discuss heart and stroke policy with your legislators, and work together to come up with new ways to help our community stay heart healthy and stroke smart.
Visit this site often for great opportunities to connect with other advocates in your area and stay up-to-date on the most important ways you can help promote stronger, healthier communities. And tell your friends to join us!
Jen Ebersole, PA Government Relations Director
Kim Ross, PA Advocacy Specialist
Melissa Brown, Grassroots Director