This is a day two years in the making for the childhood cancer advocacy community: Today, the U.S. House passed the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act! The bipartisan STAR Act is the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever introduced, and we're so close to making it law! But we have just THREE DAYS to get the bill passed by the Senate before Congress adjourns for the year.
We need all hands on deck as we push the Senate to vote on the STAR Act this week. First things first, please take a moment to thank your Representative for taking action on STAR. Then help us turn up the pressure on the United States Senate.
2. If your Senator already supports the STAR Act, thank them on social media AND call their office to ask for their support of this bill's passage before Congress adjourns on Friday. Be sure to tell them you are a constituent!
3. If your Senator does not yet support the STAR Act, please call their DC and their state office and ask for their support.
4. We're especially focused on Senate Leadership - Senators Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, Lamar Alexander, and Patty Murray. If you live in Kentucky, Nevada, Tennessee, or Washington state, your voice will be critical in this effort. Please reach out to these offices ASAP - and ask your neighbors to do the same!
Suggested Social Media Messages:
House has passed the Childhood Cancer STAR Act (HR3381)! Your turn, Senate: @SenateMajLdr @SenatorReid @SenAlexander @PattyMurray
@[SENATOR] - Kids with cancer need you to pass the #STARAct this week!
Make it even easier: Use SoundOff for pre-populated messages!
THURSDAY WEBINAR: What Does the New Administration and Congress Mean for Childhood Cancer?
We'll dive deeper into the STAR Act and the outlook for other critical legislative issues on a webinar this Thursday at 5pm EST. There is still time to register!
George Dahlman, CEO of Children's Cause
Ziky Ababiya, Legislative Assistant to Rep. Chris Van Hollen
Thomas Rice, Legislative Assistant to Rep. Michael McCaul
We have a limited number of spots left! Register now: