Friday is Inauguration Day. Regardless of who you voted for, the beginning of a new administration is a great time to refocus our efforts to ensure that no one faces cancer alone. In addition, there are new elected officials in the Senate, House of Representatives, and in state houses across the country who are empowered to make change on a number of issues. Help us make sure that support for people affected by cancer is on that list.
Our Grassroots Advocacy Network is primed to lead this charge. We provide the resources and training to advocate at all levels of government and in your community. This includes webinars explaining how to advocate at the local, state, and national level and specific toolkits on advocating for Medicare and Medicaid coverage and for new treatments from the FDA.
Getting involved with the Grassroots Advocacy Network also gives you the opportunity to participate in events with us. This includes “Hill Days,” where we bring together people affected by cancer to the Capitol where they can speak to their elected representatives about the issues that matter to them. Telling your story allows you to use the power of your experience to make an impact on the people who make important decisions affecting the whole cancer community.
In December, CSC celebrated the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act and the funding of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative, both of which the Grassroots Advocacy Network pushed for. In the coming year, help us ensure that we build on these successes as we strive for access to quality care for all patients and cancer research as a top priority. Please join our movement by becoming a grassroots advocate here.