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National Stroke Association
Stroke Advocacy Network Newsletter

July 2012

Virtual Lobby Days Success


The Stroke Advocacy Network’s second annual Virtual Lobby Days was even more successful than last year. Find out more about this event and how you helped make a difference in Washington, D.C.

Congressional Briefing Held

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On May 15, 2012, National Stroke Association and the American Stroke Association briefed members of Congress and their staffs about stroke and the importance of the stroke-related medical research conducted by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Read more about this event.

State Legislatures Wrap Up Sessions

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Legislative bodies in most states have adjourned for the year. Read about some of the stroke-related bills that were debated in state legislatures across the country.

Meet Your Legislators in August

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August is the perfect time to meet with your legislators about stroke-related issues. Let the Stroke Advocacy Network make this process easy for you with the District Meeting Tool Kit. Read more.

Healthcare Law Upheld By Supreme Court

The Supreme Court recently upheld most of the provisions of the federal healthcare law, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Read more about this ruling and how it could impact your healthcare choices.


Virtual Lobby Days

Briefing Congress

Statehouse Activities

Meet Your Legislators

Supreme Court Ruling


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Nominate an Advocate

If you know a stroke advocate who has made a difference, nominate him or her for a Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence (RAISE) Award! The nomination deadline is July 31.


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