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Speak Up NOW – It’s Do or Die for CPR in Schools

by You're C. on Monday, May 14, 2012

Literally…if our CPR in Schools legislation doesn’t pass out of the Senate this week – the bill will be dead. If it passes, it will be because of YOU. The Bill has made it all the way to the Senate Floor! With that said, the language must still be amended and it must be passed out of the Senate by the end of this week.

HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE:  We need you to take action by clicking on the link below to send an email to your Senator AND follow-up with a phone call to leave a message with their office.  We have provided a script and talking points below for your convenience.  What takes only a matter of minutes will save 1000’s of lives.  Please, ACT NOW!
Once you take action above, please leave a quick message with your Missouri State Senator’s Legislative Assistant.  Click here to find their office phone number.

Talking Points/Script: 
1. Find your State Senator’s office phone by using the link above

2. Call and ask to speak with their Legislative Assistant and identify yourself as a constituent

3. Tell the assistant that you would like to leave a message for your Senator urging them to support HB 1337 by reinstating the requirement for CPR training by amending the language from “may” back to “shall”. This legislation would enact lifesaving change to Missouri’s education policy, ensuring that students graduating from high school statewide know how to save a life in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest emergency. 

This bill allows flexibility for the schools - CPR can be taught during health class, PE, or anytime throughout the school day. The training can be administered by any teacher or an outside instructor. The teacher administering the training does not have to be a certified trainer and does not require students to achieve CPR certification. The bill simply allows students to understand and become familiar with the new “Hands Only” CPR instruction. 

***Cut/paste this link if you would like to post this alert to your Facebook or Twitter page:

Act NOW - time is running out! Thank you!

Christy Dreiling
Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director


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