National Breast Cancer Coalition

Call to Action Online - February 2014

The 2014 Advocate Leadership Summit Promises to Be Unique and Transformative; NBCC Launches Advocacy in Action

"Truly unique." "Strategic." "Bold." "Intense." "Transformative."

These are just a few ways advocates describe last year’s NBCC Advocate Leadership Summit. This year, we invite you to make a difference as an NBCC leader who continues to influence the breast cancer community with Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®. Join other world-class advocates for three days of intense discussions about our disruptive efforts to accomplish our mission to end breast cancer followed by an empowering day on Capitol Hill.

There is still time to register for the 2014 Advocate Leadership Summit in Washington, DC – May 3-6, but space is limited. Come share your ideas with other breast cancer advocates, learn about the latest in breast cancer research from leading scientists, help develop NBCC’s 2014 grassroots strategic plan for  Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® and so much more. [Read More]

NBCC has also launched Advocacy in Action as an alternative for those that cannot commit to the full four-day Summit. Advocacy in Action is a 1½ day training event where advocates will learn to mobilize their communities to support Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® and garner support from their congressional delegation during NBCC’s Annual Lobby Day.  [Read More]

NBCC Approves 2014 Legislative and Public Policy Priorities

At its January meeting, the Board of the National Breast Cancer Coalition approved NBCC’s 2014 Legislative and Public Policy Priorities. During 2014, NBCC’s number one priority will be the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act.

The Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act, first introduced in the 112th Congress, defines an important role the federal government must play in Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®. The legislation was reintroduced in the 113th Congress in the spring of 2013 in both chambers of Congress. This landmark legislation, introduced by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Senator Dean Heller (R-NV), has 26 bipartisan co-sponsors in the Senate. In the House, the legislation was introduced by Rep. Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) and Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) and has 178 bipartisan co-sponsors. The Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act complements and enhances the strategic work being done by NBCC to know how to end breast cancer once and for all by January 1, 2020.

In 2014, NBCC intends to increase the number of co-sponsors in both the House and the Senate, while continuing to move the bill through the Energy & Commerce and HELP committees for floor passage. 

 Additional legislative priorities for NBCC in 2014 are:

Priority #2: $150 Million for the Department of Defense (DOD) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) for FY2014

Priority #3: Guaranteed Access to Quality Health Care for All

Priority #4: Ensuring the Participation of Educated Patient Advocates in All Levels of Health Care Decision Making

Learn more about NBCC’s 2014 Legislative Priorities.

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