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Call to Action Online – January 17, 2023

January 17, 2023

Meet Your New and Returning Members of Congress 

The new year brings a new Congress and the need to educate them about NBCC and our priorities. Take advantage of opportunities for NBCC advocates to reach out to  new and returning members of Congress  about our issues. Three steps to take right now:  

  1. Visit our online Action Center and customize a welcome message to your representatives in Congress. Make sure they know about NBCC’s important work to end breast cancer. 
  1. Find out whether your member will hold in person events with constituents. The best way to do that is to follow them on Twitter or Facebook. If you plan to attend an event, let NBCC staff know by emailing Grassroots Engagement Director Maggie Bush (, and she can provide you with talking points and necessary information.  
  1. Stay tuned for new advocacy opportunities as the NBCC board sets its public priorities later in January!    

“Mid-Term Election Recap: What Does the New Congress Mean for Health Policy?” – January 25, 2023 

When: Rescheduled for January 25, 2023, 4:30 – 5:30pm ET
Speakers: Sarah Karlin-Smith of The Pink Sheet and Melanie Wyne of NBCC 

Who: All current NBCC members are welcome to attend. 

Register Today! 


Join Sarah Karlin-Smith, Reporter at The Pink Sheet, and Melanie Wyne, NBCC’s Chief Policy Officer, for a discussion on the trends identified in the 2022 midterm elections, changes ahead in the new Congress that will convene in January, and what it all means for health policy advocates. 

Deadline Approaching: Submit your Input for NBCC Public Policy Priorities 

As NBCC advocates, you have a say in our policy work by suggesting priorities that have an overarching impact on ending breast cancer. We want to hear from you! NBCC is seeking input on its annual legislative and public policy priorities for 2023. Send us your ideas by January 19: 

Register for the 2023 NBCC Summit & Lobby Day!  

Registration and fundraising are now open for NBCC’s 2023 Advocate Leadership Summit, May 6-8 in Washington, DC. NBCC’s annual Summit provides unparalleled training and education for advocates who share NBCC’s vision of ending breast cancer. The Summit will feature stimulating speakers, engaging workshops, and advocacy training designed to strengthen your advocacy skills. The program will also feature discussions of the latest scientific approaches to ending breast cancer, as well as in-depth updates from scientists and advocates involved in the Artemis Project.  

On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, we will once again host our annual Lobby Day on Capitol Hill. In this uncertain political climate, it is vital that we push even harder to make our mission a reality. Start by registering for the Advocate Leadership Summit today!  

NBCC is also pleased to announce that limited scholarships are now available to attend the 2023 Summit. Advocates may apply for up to $400 in travel, hotel, or registration assistance. For more information on scholarships and how to apply, visit our website. The scholarship application deadline is March 17, 2023. Availability is limited, so apply today! 

Become a Member or make a gift to support NBCC’s public policy work today 

NBCC increases federal funding for breast cancer research, expands access to quality health care, and works to create breast cancer healthcare policy and system change. As we look ahead to a new Congress, we need your membership and your support more than ever. Join us, and the thousands of NBCC members and advocates, working to ensure breast cancer remains a priority for Congressional and state policymakers. Become a member or make a gift today. 

All memberships and gifts made to the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s 501(c)4 are NOT tax-deductible. Financial information about the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund can be obtained by contacting us at 2001 L Street, NW, Suite 500 PMB#50111, Washington, DC 20036, or by calling 800-622-2838