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Call to Action Online – June 15, 2022

June 15, 2022

Help Make an Impact on Public Policy – Join NBCC’s Board of Directors

NBCC invites organizations to apply to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning January 2023. The NBCC Board of Directors comprises up to 26 organizations representing national, state, regional, and local constituencies that bring diverse perspectives to NBCC’s public policy and legislative initiatives. Click here to see a list of current Board members.

Organizations interested in joining the NBCC Board of Directors must submit a completed application no later than Monday, August 1, 2022. To request an application packet, please email Michelle Wheeler, Director of the Executive Office, at mwheeler@stopbreastcancer.org.

Urge Congress to Pass the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act

Among NBCC’s top legislative priorities is the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act (HR 3183/S. 1312.) This bill will waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare and the 5-month waiting period for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits for eligible individuals with metastatic breast cancer. This month we are focusing our efforts on the House of Representatives. We have collected over 200 bipartisan House cosponsors with the goal of reaching 218 this month. Will you help us? If you’d like to work with NBCC to meet with your member of Congress and urge them to cosponsor this important bill, please email Melanie Wyne, Chief Policy Officer, at mwyne@stopbreastcancer.org

Take Action in the Action Center

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 Alabama, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York advocates: representatives in your states will be holding upcoming town hall meetings. Townhall meetings are an excellent way for your voice to be heard by your Members in the district. Whether virtual or in-person, townhalls 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

June 16, 2022, 6:00 PM ET, Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-07) Telephone Town Hall. You can find more information on the telephone town hall here.

New York

June 18, 2022, 10:00 AM ET, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-13) Coffee with Your Congressman. Buunni Coffee, 4961 Broadway, New York, NY. Please email RSVP.Espaillat@mail.house.gov or call 212-497-5959 to attend this event.

Alabama

June 21, 2022, 6:30 PM CDT, Rep. Jerry Carl (R-01), Tele-Town Hall. You can find more information here.

Maryland

June 29, 2022 7:00 PM ET, Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D-7), Tele-Twon Hall. You can find more information here.

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

Become a Member

NBCC increases federal funding for breast cancer research, monitors how research funds are spent, expands access to quality health care, and ensures that trained advocates are able to influence all decisions affecting breast cancer. Join NBCC and thousands of others today by ensuring breast cancer remains a priority for Congressional and state policymakers. Become a member today.