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RI Lobby Day a Great Success!

by Megan T. on Thursday, May 16, 2013

Rhode Island advocates rocked the State House on May 15th during our annual Lobby Day!  The focus of the day was our "CPR in Schools" bill, which would require all high school students to receive hands-on CPR training and an overview of AED use prior to graduation as part of the health education curriculum.  The Rhode Island Senate unanimously passed the legislation on May 7 and advocates urged the House to follow suit.  The group met with Rep. Joe McNamara, Chairman of the House Health, Education and Welfare Committee and sponsor of the "CPR in Schools" bill in the House.  Following the group meeting, advocates visited with their representatives --  and all pledged support for the bill.  Advocates also took a minute to thank their senators for voting YES on this lifesaving measure.

Special thanks to our Lobby Day team: Dr. Lloyd Feit, John Potvin, Tracey Kennedy, Miriam Plitt, Laurie Stephenson, Nancy Blasdell, Lisa Deck, Kathy Harrington, Shandra Printer, Annmarie Hanson, Victoria Smith, Sara McMullen and Korrie Chapman.

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  • We are blessed to have such an amazing Director of Advocacy in Megan Tucker.  She is the most organized and legislatively astute individual the AHA (or any organization) could ask for!   Under Megan''s leadership, how could this terrific team of advocates not be successful!

    Thank you Megan and team for a stellar effort at our RI Lobby Day for the AHA!

    — Tracey K.

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