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Call to Action Online – December 15, 2020

December 15, 2020

Call for 2021 Policy Priorities   

NBCC’s network of advocates has been responsible over the years for bringing more than $3.5 billion to the worldwide scientific community, expanding access to health care for the uninsured, ensuring trained advocate participation in meaningful decision making, and much more.  That record of success begins with the NBCC Board of Directors each year setting the agenda.  The Board will decide NBCC’s 2021 Legislative and Public Policy Priorities during their January board meeting. This is your opportunity to have a say in our policy work.

The criteria for consideration by the Board remain the same: the policy must have an overarching impact on ending breast cancer and not focus on a particular aspect of our mission or a specific type of breast cancer.

Once we receive your input, NBCC staff researches the issue and prepares background information for the Board of Directors; the board discusses all suggested priorities, determines those NBCC will adopt, and the order of priorities adopted.

Again, NBCC supports those priorities that will have a major impact on breast cancer. The policies must be overarching and cannot address a narrow issue. Please email your suggestion, including any background information, and describe why you believe it should be an NBCC priority and falls within the parameters of NBCC’s mission, by close of business Friday, January 15. Please see a summary of the 2020 priorities.

Post-Election Results Webinar 

Following the dynamic 2020 election cycle, NBCC hosted pollster Doug Usher to discuss the election results for NBCC’s Action Network members, donors, and LEAD graduates. Usher gave an overall view of the Presidential and down-ballot results in various states and examined the polls during this election cycle compared to previous cycles. He explained some seeming discrepancies and noted that polls remain the most valid form we currently have of predicting an election result.

Certifying the Presidential Election Results 

On December 14, the Electoral College met to ratify the Presidential election results. This vote confirms Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the new President- and Vice President-elect of the United States. NBCC will work with this Administration to ensure our policy priorities are heard and addressed.

ALS Bill Passed in the Senate… What About Metastatic Breast Cancer? 

Congratulations to the ALS advocates! The Senate passed S. 578, the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2019. This bill waives the social security waiting periods for individuals suffering from ALS. With this action, Congress has shown that they can pass “disease-specific” legislation. Next, Congress must pass the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act.

We need NBCC advocates to take action to bring HR. 2178/S. 1374, The Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act to the floor under unanimous consent this Congress.

Missed the Virtual Cabaret? Watch a Recording! 

Thanks to everyone who made our first-ever Virtual Cabaret a success!

Due to popular demand, we have extended the viewing hours for our recorded Virtual Cabaret Event through Saturday, December 19th. Tickets are just $35 (free to live event ticket holders).

Hosted by Jennifer Coolidge, Merle Dandridge, Laurie Metcalf, and Joy Reid, the Cabaret brought together some of your favorite Hollywood and Broadway performers for one-of-a-kind performances.

To purchase tickets and watch the recorded show anytime between now and Saturday, December 19th at Midnight ET, visit Looped Live: A Virtual Cabaret Event-National Breast Cancer Coalition and click on Reserve Now.

Join Us  

Join the tens of thousands like you who want to end 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.