Advocate Spotlight: Suzanne Lindley

Suzanne Lindley has lived with metastatic colorectal cancer since 1998. She founded YES! Beat Liver Tumors (an organization for individuals living with metastatic liver tumors) and advocates for Fight Colorectal Cancer. From Humble Beginnings I knew nothing about advocacy before meeting Dusty Weaver and Jim Wetekam just over…

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800 Messages to Congress!

The August Recess Challenge is part of our “boots on the ground” strategy at Fight CRC. Advocates take action year-round from home using our advocacy portal, but the August Recess in Congress presents a unique opportunity to engage with them. We capitalize on when members work “in district”…

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Advocacy Update – September 2015

Advocate Spotlight: Dr. Roy Duhé Dr. Duhé is a professor at the University of Mississippi Cancer Institute and is this month’s Advocate Spotlight! August Recess Challenge: The Results Advocates across the country made their voices heard during the congressional recess. Find out how many times…

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The Numbers Are In! August Recess Challenge Update

Congress was contacted 671 times by advocates this August! We asked advocates to take advantage of the August Recess. And guess what? They did! More than 250 advocates contacted their members of Congress and asked them to support the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening…

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The Secret to Changing Policy

The secret is out! Changing policy isn’t easy, but the best way to get started is to build a relationship with your members of Congress and let them know what issues are important to you. Week #3 Challenge EMAIL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS We’re making…

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Do Your Members Know Your Story?

The August Recess Challenge is underway! Last week’s Challenge was to find out if your members of Congress have co-sponsored the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act  (H.R. 1220/S. 624). Now it’s time to put that knowledge to use! Week #2 Challenge PART ONE –…

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Do you know if your members support our bill?

Your members of Congress are working from home this August! It’s called the “August Recess” and they take a break from D.C. to work in the home districts and get in touch with the voters. We challenge you to take advantage of this time to…

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August Recess Challenge – It's Time to Act!

Overview Members of Congress go home in August to make sure they stay in touch with the voters! We need Fight CRC advocates around the country to take advantage of the opportunity to meet, tweet and call while they’re on recess working “in district.” Our…

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Advocacy Update – August 2014

Advocates, July was our second-busiest month so far this year. March is hard to beat on the busy scale! With the August recess now upon us, we worked hard both on and off the Hill this July to let elected officials know how important it…

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