We're Making Cancer an Election Issue
Cancer Votes is the nation’s leading election program educating the public and candidates about the actions lawmakers should take to make fighting cancer a national priority.
The purpose of Cancer Votes is to raise the public profile of cancer issues by educating the public about candidates’ positions on important policy issues that are part of ACS CAN’s fight against cancer. ACS CAN is nonpartisan and does not advocate for or against the election of particular candidates or otherwise attempt to influence the outcome of any elections.
More than 600,000 people in the United States will die from cancer this year alone. That’s why lawmakers at every level of government need to understand that they play an enormous role in winning the fight against cancer.
From now through Election Day, volunteers like you will be talking to candidates in all parties about cancer issues and informing the public about candidates’ stances on making cancer a national priority.
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We asked the major candidates in key state races if they would support policies to prevent cancer, and support cancer patients and survivors.
Georgia: Listen to ACS CAN CEO, Dr. Karen Knudsen’s, interview on the Georgia Focus Program
Kansas: Gubernatorial Candidates Respond to ACS CAN Question (Video)