22News: American Heart Association volunteers urge passage of legislation to expand CPR training in Massachusetts

American Heart Association volunteer advocates joined together at the Massachusetts State House on June 5 to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that will expand CPR training.

22News political reporter Ellen Fleming filed a report from the event, which highlights two of the bills the American Heart Association is championing.

One bill would make learning CPR a graduation requirement for Massachusetts high school students. Another bill would require all 911 operators to receive training on how to deliver CPR instructions over the phone.

Click here to watch the 22News report.

The American Heart Association annual Heart on Hill event brings together survivors, caregivers, family members, friends and anyone else concerned about the fight against cardiovascular disease. Volunteers visit the offices of their local lawmakers to urge them to pass legislation that will help reduce instances of cardiovascular disease and save lives.