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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Attention North St. Paul and South Minneapolis Advocates!

I know you are concerned about the childhood obesity crisis and strongly believe our children deserve quality physical education. We need your help to convince key legislators!

The American Heart Association has a special opportunity for advocates in N. St. Paul (SD55) and S. Minneapolis (SD62) you to share why phy ed is important in these communities.

Join us when we meet with Senator Chuck Wiger (SD55) in Maplewood and Senator Patricia Torres-Ray (SD62) in S. Minneapolis to discuss how to strengthen physical education standards in Minnesota during the 2009 legislative session. Please join us and share your passion!

Do you live in one of these districts? Click here to find out.

Meeting with Senator Torres-Ray (SD62)
Monday, December 8, 2008
6:30 pm– 7:30 pm
Powderhorn Park Community Center
Lake Side Room
3400 15th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Meeting with Senator Wiger (SD55)
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Maplewood Library
3025 Southlawn Drive
Maplewood, MN 55109
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For more information about the American Heart Association's work at the state capitol, please visit Please feel free to invite your friends, family, colleagues and others in these communities to share why strengthening physical education in our state is important.

RSVP requested to Nancy at 952-278-7918 or

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