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WSA advocates travel to Washington D.C.

The final week in June brought more than 300 American Heart Association volunteer advocates from across the country descended on Washington DC for our Heart on the Hill federal lobby day, aimed at “lifting the burden of heart disease and stroke.” More than two dozen survivors, researchers, caregivers, physicians and staff from the Western State Affiliate attended, sharing their personal stories of the [...]

See ya later, Sneaky Salt!

Wondering what happened to “Sneaky Salt”? Thanks to your hard work, we are making strides toward reducing Americans’ salt intake on both the grassroots and federal levels. This past June, we asked everyone who had taken the sodium pledge to be a voice for change in the community. An overwhelming 1,000 people sent letters to Nestlé to thank them for [...]

American Heart Association Lobby Day – Stepping up to the plate

Earlier this week I had the chance to travel to Washington, DC, with just over 30 volunteers and staff for our Federal Lobby Day. Our WSA delegation joined close to 400 volunteers from around the country to urge Members of Congress to “step up to the plate” for Heart Health. Together, we were able to tell Congress why investing in [...]