On November 3rd, Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) introduced H.R. 467, a resolution that urges individuals to be trained in the use of CPR and AEDs.
Rep. Capps at the SCAC Capitol Hill event on Oct. 26, 2011
This resolution is especially noteworthy as it compliments a very important bill, "Teaching Children to Save Lives Act" (H.R. 3189), which was introduced in October by Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) and eight of her colleagues. The bill would oversee the creation of a program to provide grants for CPR and AED training in public elementary and secondary schools.
The SADS Foundation issued a letter of support for H.R. 3189 and has been following it closely since inception earlier this year. This was also a topic for many of the SADS Foundation legislative meetings that took place in October.
What can you do? Ask your House Representative to co-sponsor H.R. 3189.
Thanks for taking action! If you have any qeustions, please let us know who you contacted by emailing Adrienne@sads.org or replying to this message.
- Click here to find contact information for your House Representative (enter your zip code in the top right hand corner).
- Send them an email explaining why this issue is important and why it should be supported. You can use this letter or explain in your own words.
Alice, Laura, Christine, Sarah, Anne, Adrienne, Amy, and Brandon
The SADS Foundation