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State Lobby Day Kicks Off Today

by Kacie K. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

We are excited to welcome nearly sixty You’re the Cure North Carolina members to Raleigh for the 2013 NC AHA You’re the Cure at the Capitol State Lobby Day.  Activities kick-off today with an advocacy training that provided an in-depth look at our top issues, advocacy skills building focused on sharing your story and how to have an effective legislative meeting, and tips on taking great photos so you can capture your day at the legislature!  Then there was time for advocates to get to know each other better and prepare for their day of lobbying at the NC General Assembly tomorrow. 

This is the sixth consecutive year that You’re the Cure North Carolina hosted a state lobby day.  Each year the event has grown and this year won’t be an exception.  In addition to participating in advocacy training, advocates will be able to attend the House Health and Human Services Committee meeting on Tuesday and participate in a News Conference with lawmakers in support of House Bill 105/Senate Bill 98: Require Pulse Oximetry Newborn Screening.

 Day one of North Carolina State Lobby Day was truly a success!  We look forward to seeing all of our volunteers again early tomorrow morning as we travel to the General Assembly.

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Comments (11)

  • Oh, and Jennifer--we hope you can join us next year as well. Hope to see you at an event soon!

    — Kacie K.

  • Mel and Frank--We were very excited to have y''all as well.  Advocacy events are always better when y''all can attend!

    Shannon-We missed having you this year, we hope that  you will be able to join us very soon!

    — Kacie K.

  • I hate that I cannot be there to help promote Pulse Ox for every Newborn in North Carolina, but I am confident that the group you have gathered will work diligently and get the job done.  Good luck!

    -Shannon Smith,

    Community Outreach Coordinator at Triangle Mended Little Hearts

    and a <3 Mom

    — Shannon S.

  • I am excited to be one of the team of advocates ready to enlighten our state legislative members as to why advocacy with the American Heart Association is so important to NC!  These issues are important for the future health our state!

    — Mary "Mel" A.

  • I am excited to be one of the team of advocates ready to enlighten our state legislative members as to why advocacy with the American Heart Association is so important to NC!  These issues are important for the future health our state!

    — Mary "Mel" A.

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