As the legislative session begins to near its end, Oklahoma advocates continue to advocate for House Bill 1378 by Rep. Emily Virgin and Senator John Sparks. Over the past month, hundreds of petitions were signed at the Tulsa and Oklahoma City Heart Walks.
Organizations such as the Chase Morris Foundation and Oklahoma Chapter of the American College of Cardiology recently endorsed the CPR in School bill and helped spread the word about why teaching students the lifesaving skill of CPR is so important.
Youth Advocate, Grace G. helped deliver many petitions to various Senators and their staff days prior to the vote on the CPR in Schools. This effort coupled with multiple emails to Senators helped to ensure passage of House Bill 1378, 33-8. The bill has returned to the House of Representatives, where the bill awaits final acceptance of Senate amendments before heading to the desk of Governor Mary Fallin for final approval.
Help us ensure that students receive in the lifesaving skill of CPR by visiting the action center and taking action!