C3′s Grassroots Action Committee Chair Pam Seijo, Grassroots Action Committee Members Florence Kurttila, Arlene Murphy, and Ed Murphy, along with C3 advocates Patti Hollenback, Cindy Robinson, and Regan Weaver will be heading to Capitol Hill tomorrow to talk to Congress about the importance of increasing federal funding for cancer research and cancer control programs.
Today, the advocates will be getting advice from former Representative Bud Cramer and from a number of Congressional health staff, including:
- Anne Morris, Professional Staff, House Committee on Energy and Commerce
- Jeremy Sharp, Legislative Director, Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT)
- Adrienne Hallett, Professional Staff, Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services
The training the advocates receive today will get them ready to take on Congress tomorrow during meetings with their Senators and Representatives. C3 is participating in the OVAC Lobby Day along with numerous other cancer advocacy groups. Interested in learning more about the OVAC coalition? Check out their website.