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Right Back Atcha!

by Becky S. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

You should have received a mailing from us last week. The mailing contained what candidates call "door hangers." You know what they are….those annoying pieces of paper that you find on your door or lawn or flowerbed when you come home from work during campaign season. Well, my sentiment is: right back atcha! Please take a few minutes to review the cards and be ready to have a conversation with candidates on issues important to you that fight heart disease and stroke. This kind of candidate education is critical to making Maine a healthier place to live work and play. Here are the highlights:

· Tobacco still kills 2,200 Maine residents every year and we need policy makers who will do what they can to help people quit and discourage kids from starting.

· Obesity is the #2 killer and childhood obesity is a true epidemic. Tell policymakers that we all have a role to play in combating obesity.

· Over 1,000,000 kids are trained in hands-only CPR before they graduate from high school. That is because many states mandate the training. Maine does not. We need to educate the next generation of life-savers.

If you did not receive the door hangers in the mail—or you want more—please let me know. Email me at becky.smith@heart.org. Oh and please let me know by email if you had any conversations and how they went!

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