I am the #HeartOfMyState
Thank you for participating in the I am the Heart of My State video campaign. Having your elected officials hear directly from you about why protecting heart and stroke patients is crucial is a powerful way to make sure we are all represented in Washington, D.C.
To participate, simply follow the steps below.
  1. Make your video using the script below. 
  2. Post it on your lawmakers’ twitter page, with the following tweet: I am the heart of [your state]. Remember me when you vote in Congress #HeartOfMyState
  3. Don’t forget the hashtag.

Not sure how to how post on your lawmakers’ twitter page? Just follow these steps or watch the video on the top of this page.

  • Look up your lawmakers using the form on this page.
  • Click on the twitter icon next to the Representative/Senator.
  • Once the lawmaker page is brought up, click on the tweet button.
  • Insert your video with the following tweet: I am the heart of [your state]. Remember me when you vote in Congress #HeartOfMyState

Need inspiration? -  Check out You're the Cure advocate Grace Firestone as she lets her member of Congress know that she is the heart of Delaware!

Sample script

1. Introduce yourself

Hello [Insert Representative/Senator], my name is [Insert name] and I am from [Insert City].

2. Make it personal

As your constituent, I am passionate about heart and stroke issues because... insert a personal story about why you are a passionate advocate. Maybe you or a loved one had a stroke or a heart condition. Are you a nurse, doctor or caregiver? Or perhaps you are just committed to seeing a world without heart disease or stroke.

3. Ask them to fight for heart and stroke patients

That is why I want you to remember that we are counting on you to fight for people like me in Washington by: Pick one or two issue areas below

  • Making sure you maintain meaningful and affordable coverage for heart and stroke patients.
  • Making accessing new technologies, such a stroke telemedicine, available to everyone, no matter where they live.
  • Helping more heart attack patients take advantage of the rehabilitation services that have been shown to reduce the likelihood of another cardiac event.
  • Supporting the latest heart and stroke research and our hope for a cure by increasing funding for the National Institutes of Health. 

4. Wrap it up  

Thank you for supporting the heart and stroke community in Congress. As the heart of [Your State], I am counting on you. 




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