C3 is working with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to organize meetings over the President’s Day District Work Period with Senators and Representatives to ask for their support for increased federal funding for cancer research and cancer control programs.
You may not be able to travel to DC in March to participate in the 2010 Call-on Congress, but this is your chance to meet with your representatives and talk with them about the importance of increasing federal funding for cancer research.
We currently have meetings scheduled with House Budget Committee Ranking Member Paul Ryan in Kenosha, WI on February 11, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Las Vegas, NV on February 16, and with House Republican Leader John Boehner in West Chester, OH on February 23. And, we are in the process of confirming additional meetings.
If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact Catherine Knowles at Catherine.Knowles@FightCRC.org, and we will get you all the details and background information that you need.
The President’s budget for FY2011, includes some funding increases for cancer research at NIH and NCI but it also proposes reductions in funding for cancer control programs at the CDC. Read more about funding for cancer research and control programs in the President’s FY2011 budget.
As Congress begins the FY2011 budget process, it is important that we remind Members about the importance of federal funding for cancer research and cancer control programs. If you are able, I hope you will attend a meeting with your representative over the President’s Day District Work Period.