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Support CPR training in Schools!

Posted about 2 years ago by Rachel VanDenBrink

December just got even more exciting!

Dear friend,

Important news out of Lansing concerning CPR in Schools! We have the opportunity this week to encourage every lawmaker in Michigan to sign on as a co-sponsor to important legislation that would ensure all students in Michigan are trained in hands-only CPR before they graduate from high school.

Please help us by clicking here to send a quick email to your state legislators asking for their co-sponsorship of the CPR in Schools bills. If Michigan can ensure that all students are trained in hands-only CPR before they graduate from high school, communities across the state will gain hundreds of potential lifesavers every year.

Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death, with nearly 326,200 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurring each year in the United States. It strikes suddenly and without warning, and what happens within the first few minutes can mean the difference between life and death. Immediate CPR can double or even triple the chances of survival.

By training more laypersons in CPR, more people will be prepared to intervene and take action until medical professionals arrive. Teaching CPR in the school setting is common throughout the United States, in fact, 27 states already require CPR training as part of the high school curriculum. It provides students with the skills and confidence necessary to perform CPR, ultimately making our communities safer and empowering our youth to save lives.

Please click here to ask your lawmakers to co-sponsor and support the CPR in Schools bill today!

Thanks in advance for taking action. Today, tomorrow and Wednesday: every message counts!

Jason

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Jason K. Harder

Michigan Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director