Grassroots advocacy takes advocacy off The Hill and into your home. This can mean:
- Joining the Facebook group for Advocates
- Requesting state proclamations for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
- Meeting with members of Congress in their district offices
The best part? We’ll provide the tools you need!
Grassroots advocacy is important! Not everyone has the time or resources to meet with members of Congress in D.C. But, it’s still crucial to make your voice heard.
Get Started as a Grassroots Advocate
We’ll provide you with online tools to take action from home and connect with other advocates in your state and community.
We also have a volunteer committee dedicated to grassroots advocacy – our Grassroots Action Committee. They can help you along the way and serve as mentors at Call-on Congress if you choose to become an advocate on the Hill in addition to grassroots.Meet our Grassroots Action Committee!
Step 1 – Sign Up
We need to know who you are – please sign up as an advocate with your name, email and zip code. We use your zip code to tailor your action alerts to your representatives.
We’ll let you know when it’s time to take action on time-sensitive issues. We’ll also let you know when our seasonal campaigns launch. We keep you busy all year!Sign Up Today
Step 2 – Meet Other Grassroots Advocates
Our voices are more powerful together – much more powerful than if one of us acted alone. Once you sign up, make sure to join our online group for advocates. Meeting others who can say “me too” is one of the most powerful aspects of grassroots advocacy.Join our Advocates of Facebook Group
Step 3 – Start to Take Action
Our Action Alert center has ongoing action alerts you can send right away. It’s never too early to let your member of Congress know what’s important to you. Do your research and know where they stand on important issues related to colorectal cancer.
When there’s a time-sensitive need, we’ll email you and let you know. Until then:
- Look up your members of Congress and find out where they stand on the issues
- Request a state proclamation from your governor for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
- Read the advocacy blog
- Start with a search or use a pre-set tracker to begin following legislative activities (see our legislative goals for bill numbers)