FAQ About State Proclamations

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Q. Why should I ask my governor to recognize March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month?

A. 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.

 

Q. Why do we do this each year?

A. Because the proclamations are not signed into law, we request recognition each March. An annual state proclamation gets colorectal cancer “on the books” and on policy makers’ radars each year.

 

Q. I’ve secured a state proclamation, now what?

A. Now that your state is a Blue Star State, you spread the great news! 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 members of Congress to let them know that colorectal cancer is a national priority!

 

Q. Can I secure my city proclamation, too?

A. Our focus is to get EVERY state to become a Blue Star State; however, if your state is not interested in participating, you can look into approaching your city or county, too. Use the State Proclamation tools, but switch “governor” with “mayor” and enter your “city” as “state.” If you’re interested in receiving help securing a district other than your state, please contact advocacy@FightCRC.org.

 

Q. When should I get started?

A. NOW! We’d love to see all states declare March 2014 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month BEFORE March hits! Get started TODAY!

Do you plan on securing a proclamation for your state, city or county in 2014? Make sure to let us know by emailing Advocacy@FightColorectalCancer.org. (only one proclamation will be issued per state.)

 

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