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Strategic Alliance Action Alert: May 22, 2014

How YOU can take part in ENACT Day (even if you can’t come to Sacramento) -- and one advocate's call to action

Next Thursday, May 29, healthy community advocates from across the state -- from Arcata to San Diego -- will converge on Sacramento for ENACT Day. We hope to see you at the Capitol -- but you don’t have to be in Sacramento to participate in ENACT Day! 

Join Virtual ENACT Day to share your support for ENACT Day’s sponsored bills. On May 29, we’ll launch an online action center with all the tools you need to be an outstanding e-advocate, from factsheets and talking points to letters of support you can send directly to your legislators. If you’re traveling to Sacramento to meet with your legislators, encourage your friends and family back home to support you by joining Virtual ENACT Day. 

Whether you’re joining us at the Capitol or from your desk, we want to thank you for adding your voice to the call for a healthy, equitable Calfiornia.

Here are three ways to join the action on Virtual ENACT Day:

  • Visit the Virtual ENACT Day Action Center on our website (this page won’t be live until May 29).
  • Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #ENACT2014. 
  • Stay tuned for the next Strategic Alliance action alert on May 29! 

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We also wanted to share a powerful reminder of why this advocacy day is so important. Mario Loera, Jr., who grew up in Baldwin Park, wrote an essay he shared with us on why he’s coming to Sacramento ”to stand up for the health of my community”:  

I'm looking forward to ENACT Day to raise a voice for those without one. I graduated from Cal State Long Beach and am now working to get into medical school. My goal is to become a physician, serve underserved communities and help patients understand the harm that comes from regular consumption of sugary drinks and lack of physical activity.

I want to act and be part of this broader conversation. I want these issues to get every Californian's attention and for more people to be active. As an aspiring physician, I want every Californian to know that sometimes it's better to "pay the grocer than the doctor" -- and we need to make sure our communities are set up in a way that makes that choice as easy as possible. That's why I'm going to Sacramento.

Read the rest at our California Blog… 

Learn more about ENACT Day

Check back frequently for updates on the ENACT Day policy agenda, online and in-person advocacy opportunities, schedule of events and more.

Why I’m Coming to Sacramento This Month—to Stand up for the Health of My Community

If you need some inspiration from the grassroots, check out this blog by ENACT Day advocate Mario Loera, Jr.  

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