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The AAHPERD Legislative Action Center provides you with the information and resources you need to address the health, physical activity, dance, and sport issues being debated on Capitol Hill. In addition, this site serves as an elections, media, and training resource.

Advocacy Resources

State Legislative Report (MemberCentral)
Information on legislation introduced and advocated at the state levels which will impact physical activity.

NAGWS Title IX Advocacy Information

NASPE Government Relations

NDA Advocacy Kit

No Child Left Behind Resources

Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act
The American Heart Association is asking AAHPERD members to urge lawmakers to support the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

Legislative Priorities

Legislation and Alerts

To further its mission of supporting healthy, creative, and active lifestyles for all Americans, AAHPERD and its associations are working to educate the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch on the following legislative priorities:

  • Support the Fit Kids Act
    The Fitness Integrated with Teaching Kids Act, or “FIT Kids Act” amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to support and promote quality physical education for all public school children through grade 12.  Ask your Senator and Congressperson to co-sponsor FIT Kids today! [Take Action]

Promoting the health and wellness of older Americans through support of:

  • reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA) to help seniors to stay independent and healthy through meals, caregiver support, senior center services, transportation, home care, elder abuse protection, and employment for low-income older workers.
    [ Update ]

Promoting improved school health education and physical education programs in the U.S. through support of:

  • policies, programs and practices that ensure all children and youth engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. The PLAY Every Day Act promotes the national recommendation of 60 minutes of physical activity to kids, families and communities across the United States; 

  • increased appropriations for the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) grants to fund schools to initiate, expand, and improve K-12 physical education programs (NASPE);

  • the "Fitness Integrated with Teaching Kids Act" or "FIT Kids Act" to amend the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act to support quality physical education and activity for all public school children through grade 12 and ensures they receive important health and nutritional information.

Continue support for Title IX, the landmark legislation that prohibits sexual discrimination in any education activity at any educational institution that receives federal funding:

  • Oppose the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX “Additional Clarification (NAGWS).
    [ Take Action ]