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You don't have to be a lobbyist to call on lawmakers - just an advocate passionate about heart and stroke issues. In just a few moments, you can make a huge difference. We'll make it easy for you to email, phone or even visit your legislators. And we'll keep you informed on the progress you're making as one of the very important voices for the cure. Together You’re the Cure advocates have succeeded in creating smoke-free communities, placing AEDs in public places, securing funding for medical research, and more through policy change.

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Tools for Advocates

Lawmakers respond to constituents like you, who speak up about issues affecting our communities. When you send an email, write a letter, or make a phone call about policies that can help fight heart disease and stroke, You’re the Cure! You can also help recruit others to the network. Check out these resources for successful advocates.

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The American Heart Association's legislative advocacy efforts move us closer to our goal of reducing heart disease, stroke and risk by 25 percent by 2010. Learn about key policy issues, including research and prevention funding, access to quality health care, stroke, tobacco control, obesity, emergency cardiovascular care, physical activity and nonprofit issues.

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