Check Out Our New Website
As you’ve probably read in our previous emails, NBCC officially launched its new mobile-friendly website, StopBreastCancer.Org, late last week.
Go to our Action Center and use the enhanced tools in the Public Policy section that allow you to communicate directly with your legislators about NBCC’s legislative agenda and urge them to support our priorities. You can also click on Action Alert and sign-up to receive information about how you can do your part to end breast cancer.
Bookmark our website and check back frequently for action alerts and news releases. Encourage your friends to visit the new website to learn about NBCC, join our National Action Network, and become a member.
Let Congress Hear Your Voice!
Has your member signed on to the bipartisan Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act? We are Dying to Know. Learn more by watching this video.
You know that Congress is in recess and that means it is a great time to get their attention. During the August recess, follow-up with your Representatives and Senators and make sure they co-sponsor this important legislation. Go to our new Action Center to easily communicate via email and social media with them. Tell them to provide needed health care access to those with metastatic breast cancer. It’s easy, and when we all take action, it makes a difference. All it takes is a couple of clicks.
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act, initiated by the National Breast Cancer Coalition, is a bill to waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare and the 5-month waiting period for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits for eligible individuals with, and dying from, metastatic breast cancer. It is important to note that these women and men have already been through the application process and were deemed eligible for benefits. Why should they have to wait? The waiting periods are arbitrary and create undue hardship and financial burden on those with metastatic breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Caucus 2020
Between virtual town halls and rallies, 2020 presidential election candidates will be reaching out to communities and voters like you for your vote. These events offer fantastic opportunities to educate candidates about NBCC’s platform and ask for their support moving forward. Use this guide for all your election-related activities.—===
Tell us your NBCC Advocacy Story
We are part of NBCC for a reason, and that reason is different for each of you. You may be a survivor or the family member of someone who has breast cancer or has lost their life to breast cancer. Or, for another reason entirely. We need your stories. Why are you an NBCC advocate? We want to share your advocacy story with others so they, too, can become a catalyst in our fight to end breast cancer. Let them know it is not only possible to change the world, but that each one of us can help make that happen.
Join the tens of thousands like you who want an end to breast cancer. For just $35 a year, you can become an NBCC member and receive exclusive benefits. For more information about being a member, click here.