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Blue Star States – We’re Making Progress!

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This month we kicked off a new campaign – Blue Star States.

In partnership with The Colon Cancer Alliance, we’re encouraging grassroots advocates to get ALL 50 STATES to issue proclamations that declare March 2014 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. President Clinton issued the first Presidential proclamation in 2000 and now each year, advocates can request that national, state and city officials issue similar statements.

If all 50 states become Blue Star States, policy makers across the nation will see that colorectal cancer is a national priority. Your governor should be excited to support a cause that requires nothing more than his or her signature.

The proclamation will gain attention of national representatives, too. This is a GREAT way to raise awareness and encourage prevention.


How can YOU help?

So far, we know of 19 advocates from different states who’ve committed to securing a state proclamation! Here’s a glimpse into our progress:

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SECURED PROCLAMATIONS:

  • Delaware

PROCLAMATIONS REQUESTED

(WAITING ON CONFIRMATION)

  • California
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • New York
  • Tennessee
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Have you sent a request to your governor? Make sure to let us know by emailing Advocacy@FightCRC.org! 


Don’t See Your State? We Need YOU!

Our goal is to see ALL 50 states issue proclamations for March 2014. We request proclamations EACH YEAR because the proclamations are not signed into law. An annual state proclamation gets colorectal cancer “on the books” and on policy makers’ radars each year.

If you do NOT see your state listed, please help us! Go to our Blue Star States online portal where you can download everything you need:

Simply download the forms, enter your information and send along to your governor! It’s super simple! Get started TODAY so we have ALL 50 states by MARCH!


Did you Secure your State Proclamation?

If your state became a Blue Star State, spread the great news! Make sure to let us know! 

Use our sample press release to notify local media outlets and doctors’ offices of your success, use our social media tools and write to your Congressmen to let them know that colorectal cancer is a national priority!

 

For more information, visit Blue Star States

Curious about advocacy? Learn more in our Advocate Center.

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