A STAR Act Milestone: 100 HOUSE CO-SPONSORS!
We reached a big milestone this week: There are now 100 House co-sponsors signed on to support the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research Act of 2015 ("STAR Act").
THANK YOU to everyone who has helped us get this far. Every new co-sponsorship takes this important legislation one step closer to becoming law. Please take a moment to check the current House list and Senate list to see if your Congressmen are signed on. If they aren't yet supporters, now's the time to send a message and get them on board!
Please note: If you would prefer to email your Member's office directly instead of using our action alert form, here's a sample letter for your convenience.
The Children's Cause, along with other advocacy leaders in the childhood cancer community, is working hard to secure additional support for this legislation. We're reaching out to advocates in targeted districts to back up our Hill meetings and our communications with staff in those offices. If you get a personal email from us asking for your help, please know we really need you!
We can't do this alone. We need your voice - and the voice of your friends, family, and neighbors - to continue to build on this momentum at this critical point. 100 Representatives and 12 Senators won't be enough to advance the bill. We particularly need the support of more Republicans, so if you're from a Republican-led district, please help us spread the word locally to get more emails, phone calls and tweets to your Member's office!
Thank you for joining us in this important movement to help children with cancer live longer, healthier lives.
P.S. -- This is also our 100th blog post! Thanks for following along. Let us know in the comments if you have suggestions for upcoming topics you'd like to see us cover.