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Call to Action Online – October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

Power is Greater than Pink
During October, you might be seeing a lot of pink, but at NBCC, we’re thinking beyond pink and encouraging advocates to have the power to take action.

While Congress usually spends October issuing proclamations and lighting things pink, we at NBCC prefer to take more meaningful action. Now is the time to tell your members of Congress to support the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act, H.R. 2178/S. 1374, legislation that will help metastatic breast cancer patients get the health care they critically need.

You can help us spread this message by:

Emphasize Breast Cancer Advocacy this Election  
In this tumultuous election year, when many important issues are being sidelined, we are determined to make sure breast cancer is not one of them.

Breast cancer is a political issue, but not a partisan one. With Election Day coming up on November 3, we must make sure that all candidates pay attention to ending breast cancer.  We need elected officials in power who help us end breast cancer, so make sure you keep that in mind and that you vote.

You can help NBCC spread this message by using our Breast Cancer Caucus Toolkit to let candidates know that they need to address breast cancer issues. Together, we will ensure elected officials work with us to end breast cancer.

Introducing Jessica Francis
Jessica Francis has joined the NBCC team as our new Grassroots Coordinator. In this role, she will help to support NBCC’s ongoing policy outreach and advocacy efforts.

Before joining NBCC, Francis worked at the Women & Politics Institute as a program coordinator for the Institute’s nonpartisan campaign training program for young professional women. She is a native of North Carolina, where she earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She moved to Washington, D.C., to pursue a Master of Public Policy degree from American University, concentrating on women’s policy analysis.

She can be reached at jfrancis@stopbreastcancer.org.

Tell us your NBCC Advocacy Story

NBCC Advocates are fierce! Through training, education, and networking, NBCC Advocates have influenced policy on both the local and national levels, pushed for access to healthcare for all, and supported research focused on ending breast cancer. We are focused on the day when breast cancer is over and done. Impossible? We don’t think so.

We are part of NBCC for a reason, and that reason is different for each of you. You may be a survivor or the family member of someone who has breast cancer or has lost their life to breast cancer. Or, another reason entirely. We need your stories. Why are you an NBCC advocate? We want to share your advocacy story with others so they, too, can become a catalyst in our fight to end breast cancer. Let them know it is not only possible to change the world, but that each one of us can help make that happen.

Tell Us Your Advocacy Story

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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.