August Recess Challenge – 31 Meetings in 31 Days

Advocacy doesn’t just happen on the Hill in March. It’s something you can do from home year-round—especially during the August recess! Your members of Congress are home for the entire month of August and meeting with them is easier than you may think! Follow these steps to help us have 31 advocate meetings in 31 days and…  Read More

Don't Be Scared of Advocacy

by Advocate Josh Wimberly, Alabama Defender, supporter, champion, reformer, advisor; these are all words that one might use to describe advocacy efforts. Advocacy in its simplest form involves strategies to change or influence decisions.  It has connotations of confrontation and conflict, both of which may be true, but often it involves partnership, education, consciousness raising, and…  Read More

Call-on Congress – What do we want? | 2013 Call-on Congress

Over the past few days I’ve told you some of the reasons our 80+ colorectal cancer advocates will be on Capitol Hill next week. Yesterday we touched on the agenda for the 2013 Call-on Congress. Today – I want you to know exactly what we will be asking of our elected officials. Stay tuned – tomorrow…  Read More