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Call to Action Online – May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

The Virtual Summit and Lobby Day are Almost Here!

If you have always wanted to attend an NBCC Advocate Leadership Summit, but couldn’t get away from home to attend, now is your chance!

Join us for the NBCC Advocate Leadership Summit, an event dedicated to helping you hone your advocacy skills and sharpen your knowledge of breast cancer. In a series of live webcasts hosted over four weeks, you will participate in dynamic, interactive sessions with expert researchers, advocates, and policymakers. You’ll learn more about the science of breast cancer and the newest advances, and explore the complicated political climate in which we advocate for policy change.

The program culminates on June 16th, when participants put their new skills and knowledge to use during NBCC’s Virtual Lobby Day. See below for sessions for advocates interested in honing their policy advocacy skills and click here for additional program information.

If you haven’t registered, there is still time. Register here today.

Secrets to Effective Advocacy from a Capitol Hill Staffer
Learn the secrets to effective advocacy straight from a Capitol Hill healthcare staffer. What works to get their member’s attention? How to get a member of Congress to say yes to your requests? How to keep your relationship going? Come learn tips and tricks to sharpen your advocacy skills.

Advocacy in the Digital Age

Learn about new digital tools to reach out to your elected representatives. What works and what doesn’t to capture a member’s attention? Learn about new NBCC tools available to make you a more effective advocate.

DOD Appropriations—Perspectives from Capitol Hill
Come hear about the Department of Defense Appropriations process from the Capitol Hill staffer who leads the DOD Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research Program “Dear Colleague” letter. This congressional appropriation is a top public policy priority for NBCC each year.

Virtual Lobby Day–June 16
NBCC advocates will take to Capitol Hill virtually on June 16, wrapping up the Advocate Leadership Summit. NBCC team leaders are setting meetings with lawmakers and their staff via video and voice conferencing so that our advocates can continue to educate members in DC about our public policy priorities. If you are attending the Summit, be sure to put Lobby Day on your calendar and put your advocacy skills into action.

Measuring the Coronavirus Impact on the Breast Cancer Community

Even if you responded to prior NBCC surveys, we are asking you to help us share the Breast Cancer and Coronavirus survey with your network, so that NBCC can assess the impact of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in real-time.

On an ongoing basis, NBCC is working to determine what public policies we should be focusing on to make certain the needs of the breast cancer community met. We need your help and would like to hear more about the challenges breast cancer patients and caregivers are facing because of the pandemic, including accessing care in their community.​

Please click here to answer this quick survey. We will publish the results and analyze them to determine what policy steps NBCC can take moving forward.

Join Us

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.