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Call to Action Online – August 15, 2022

August 15, 2022

NBCC Applauds Health Care Provisions in Inflation Reduction Act

NBCC and our nationwide grassroots network celebrate the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act last week. The health care provisions in the Act will increase access to health care and lower costs for women and men with and at risk of breast cancer. While much more is needed to reach our goal of guaranteed access to quality health care for all and access to affordable and effective breast cancer therapies, we recognize the important step forward this legislation represents. Read the full statement here.

August Recess Resources for You

Congress is currently on a long summer break as they head home to their districts for August recess. The House will be out from July 29-September 12 and the Senate will adjourn from August 8 – September 5. They will be operating from their home districts during this break.

As an NBCC advocate, this is your opportunity to act and contact members in their home district to urge them to support the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act (MBCACA.) We’ve put together this toolkit to help you get started.

Make Your Voice Heard in Just a Few Clicks

We need your voice on Capitol Hill. You can show your support for the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act (S.1312/H.R. 3183) by sending personalized messages to your Members of Congress. Visit the NBCC Action Center and urge your Members to cosponsor this lifesaving legislation with just a few clicks.

Upcoming Townhall Meetings Happening Near You
Attention New Jersey, Texas, and Wisconsin advocates: representatives in your states will be holding upcoming town hall meetings. Town hall meetings are an excellent way for your voice to be heard by the Members in your district. Whether virtual or in-person, town halls offer an additional platform to get NBCC’s public policy priorities in front of legislators. The upcoming town hall meetings are listed below:

New Jersey

Aug. 18, 2022, 4:00PM ET, Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-07), Clinton Congress on your Corner. You can find more information here.

Texas

Aug. 18, 2022, 7:00 PM CDT Rep. Marc Veasy (D-33) Dallas Town Hall. You can find more information here.

Wisconsin

Aug. 24, 2022, 7:00 PM CDT Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-07) Tele Town Hall. You can find more information here.

Please let us know if you participate and what response you receive.

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